Harrison County Jail – Corydon, IN

Harrison County Jail is in Harrison County and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody locked up in Harrison County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Harrison County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Harrison County Jail? How to view Harrison County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Harrison County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Harrison County Jail
1445 Gardner Lane Northwest #1000
Corydon, IN 47112

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (812) 738-2195
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Harrison County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Harrison County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get info about anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you should check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Harrison County Jail website, or you can see them at the Harrison County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Harrison County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Harrison County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

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

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Harrison County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Harrison County Jail visitation procedures change often, so you should double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Harrison County Jail phone number is: (812) 738-2195

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Harrison County Jail, use this address:

Harrison County Jail
1445 Gardner Lane Northwest #1000
Corydon, IN 47112

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Harrison County Jail
1445 Gardner Lane Northwest #1000
Corydon, IN 47112


The inmate mail policy at Harrison County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the official Harrison County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Harrison County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you need to visit the Harrison County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Harrison County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Harrison County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Harrison County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Harrison County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Harrison County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Harrison County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Harrison County Jail could change, so be sure to double check the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Harrison County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harrison 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 Harrison County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Harrison County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Harrison County Jail Website
    Harrison County Jail Inmate Search
    Harrison County Jail Mugshots
    Harrison County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Harrison County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Harrison County Jail Mail Policy
    Harrison County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Harrison County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Harrison County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Harrison County Jail
    Harrison County Jail Jobs


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