Hendricks County Jail – Danville, IN

Hendricks County Jail is located in Hendricks County, Indiana and is the primary jail for the county. Looking for somebody in Hendricks County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything related to Hendricks County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hendricks County Jail
925 East Main Street
Danville, IN 46122

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 317-745-9332
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Hendricks County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Hendricks County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find info for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you should check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Hendricks County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Hendricks County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates at Hendricks County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. 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 an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Hendricks County Jail

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following 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.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hendricks County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 317-745-9332

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Hendricks County Jail
925 East Main Street
Danville, IN 46122

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hendricks County Jail
925 East Main Street
Danville, IN 46122


The Hendricks County Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Hendricks County website, or by going to the Hendricks County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

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 history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Hendricks County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Hendricks County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Hendricks County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Hendricks 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 Hendricks 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 process for sending money to jail inmates might change, so double check the the Hendricks County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Hendricks County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hendricks 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 Hendricks 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:

    • 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? 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

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hendricks County Jail Link
    Hendricks County Jail Inmate Search
    View Hendricks County Jail Mugshots
    Hendricks County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Hendricks County Jail Visitation
    Hendricks County Jail Mail Policy
    Hendricks County Jail Inmate Search
    Hendricks County Warrant Lookup
    Hendricks County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Hendricks County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Hendricks County Jail Employment


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Comments

  1. Chris P. says:

    My son has been incarcerated in the Hendricks County Jail for over a year now awaiting trial. It is very frustrating to me that he hasn’t yet been convicted but is being treated as if he had been convicted as guilty. No one at the jail can provide accurate information about things. They also tell the inmates they don’t have enough guards to take them outside as often as they are supposed to. My son is in an older block with no windows, and has only gone outside maybe 6 times in a year. They changed him from one block to another because he and others in his cell were covering up a light that kept them awake, even though there was enough light for the guards to see inside their cell without the one they covered up. The men have to buy everything (including clothes) from the commissary. I’ve had so many different instructions about the rules for sending books that I quit sending them. He has only seen the book cart from the library one or two times. He received the first two books I had mailed from Barnes and Noble (about a month later) and the third book I had sent from Amazon.com was delivered to the jail but never to him. One person will tell you they can’t receive magazines, and another will tell you they can if they are approved first. He has inmates who get regular magazines from a subscription. His teeth are rotting out, but they can’t see a dentist. It is the nastiest, dirtiest place I’m surprised they aren’t all sick and hospitalized. There is mold all over the shower walls, and no ventilation to speak of. And of course the food isn’t fit to eat so he has to have money for snacks just to eat.

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