Jackson County Jail – Brownstown, IN

Jackson County Jail is in Jackson County, IN and is the primary jail for this county. Know somebody incarcerated at Jackson County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might want to know about Jackson County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jackson County Jail
150 E. State Rd. 250
Brownstown, IN 47220

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (812) 358-2141
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Jackson County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can view them at the Jackson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Jackson County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Jackson County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail every day after work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Jackson County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Jackson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jackson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know 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, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Jackson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so visit the official jail site before go to the jail to 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 phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (812) 358-2141

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Jackson County Jail is:

Jackson County Jail
150 E. State Rd. 250
Brownstown, IN 47220

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jackson County Jail
150 E. State Rd. 250
Brownstown, IN 47220


The inmate mail policy at Jackson County Jail changes, so you should check the the Jackson County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. 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 defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Jackson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jackson County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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 and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Jackson County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Jackson County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jackson County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Jackson County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 you should visit the site before you send any money.

    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 Jackson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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 Jackson 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Jackson County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Jackson County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Jackson County Jail Link
    Jackson County Jail Inmate Search
    Jackson County Jail Mugshots
    Jackson County Jail Bail Link

    Jackson County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Jackson County Jail Mail Policy
    Jackson County Jail Inmate Search
    Jackson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Jackson County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Jackson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Jackson County Jail


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Comments

  1. sharon says:

    I would like to know why the judge put a 1500.00 cash only bond instead of of a 15,000. Bond, and what happens to a person if no one can post the bond . Also, what happens if the person arrested has chronic pain due to medical issues like a tumor on their spine and has mental issue is the state required to see to the person’s medical.

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