Jasper County Jail – Rensselaer, IN

Jasper County Jail is in Jasper County and is the primary jail for the area. Know somebody at Jasper County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything related to Jasper County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Jasper County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jasper County Jail
2171 North Mckinley Avenue
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (219) 866-4993
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Jasper County Jail you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Jasper County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Indiana county jail guide: Indiana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Jasper County Jail website, or you can see them at the Jasper County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Jasper County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will 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

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate 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 release date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Jasper County Jail phone number is: (219) 866-4993

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jasper County Jail is:

Jasper County Jail
2171 North Mckinley Avenue
Rensselaer, IN 47978

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jasper County Jail
2171 North Mckinley Avenue
Rensselaer, IN 47978


The mail policy can change, so double check the the Jasper County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Indiana.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Jasper County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Jasper County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Jasper County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but remember that you will not get the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Jasper County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Jasper County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions 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 like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not discover if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jasper County,the Jasper County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Jasper County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Jasper County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Jasper 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 Jasper County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you check the the Jasper County Jail website before send money to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jasper County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jasper 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 Jasper 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 in Jasper County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Jasper County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Jasper County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Jasper County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Jasper County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Jasper County Warrant Inquiry
    Jasper County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Jasper County Jail
    Jasper County Jail Jobs


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