Huntington County Jail – Huntington, IN

Huntington County Jail is in Huntington County, IN and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know somebody locked up in Huntington County Jail? This site will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Huntington County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Huntington County Jail? How to view Huntington County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Huntington County Jail
332 E. State St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 260-356-3110
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who is in jail at Huntington County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Huntington County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Indiana county jail guide: Other County Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Huntington County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Huntington County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you must not leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Huntington County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Huntington County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its easy. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Huntington County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get 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, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a copy of 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 visitor’s information will be put in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you review the official Huntington County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Huntington County Jail phone number is: 260-356-3110

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Huntington County Jail
332 E. State St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Huntington County Jail
332 E. State St.
Huntington, IN 46750


The inmate mail policy at Huntington County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more info on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Indiana State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Huntington County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Huntington County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case in court. They do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Huntington County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Huntington County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Huntington County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Huntington County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Huntington County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Huntington County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Huntington County Jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 money to people in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send money 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 Huntington County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Huntington County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Huntington County Jail Website
    Huntington County Jail Inmate Search
    View Huntington County Jail Mugshots
    Huntington County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Huntington County Jail Visitation
    Huntington County Jail Mail Policy
    Huntington County Jail Inmate Search
    Huntington County Warrants
    Huntington County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Huntington County Jail
    Huntington County Jail Employment


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