Gibson County Jail – Princeton, IN

Gibson County Jail is in Gibson County and is the main jail for the region. Looking for somebody locked up in Gibson County Jail? This page tells you info about anything you might want to know about Gibson County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Gibson County Jail
112 E Emerson St.
Princeton, IN 47670

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (812) 385-3496
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and need to find them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Gibson County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gibson County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Gibson County Jail inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Gibson County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Gibson County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates in the Gibson County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (812) 385-3496

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Gibson County Jail:

Gibson County Jail
112 E Emerson St.
Princeton, IN 47670

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gibson County Jail
112 E Emerson St.
Princeton, IN 47670


The Gibson County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official Gibson County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Gibson County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Indiana State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Gibson County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to query the Gibson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Gibson County jail website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Gibson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Gibson County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Gibson County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Gibson County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Gibson County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Gibson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gibson County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so double check the official Gibson County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gibson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gibson County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Gibson County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Gibson County Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Gibson County Jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Gibson County Jail Link
    Gibson County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Gibson County Jail Mugshots
    Gibson County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Gibson County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Gibson County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Gibson County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Gibson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Gibson County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Gibson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Gibson County Jail


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