Johnson County Jail – Franklin, IN

Johnson County Jail is located in Johnson County, IN and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for somebody in Johnson County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Johnson County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Johnson County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Johnson County Jail
1091 Hospital Road
Franklin, IN 46131

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (317) 346-4716
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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?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Johnson County Jail you will need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Johnson County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you should look here, too: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Johnson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Johnson County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you 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 processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Johnson County Jail frequently change, so you should check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail 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. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Johnson County Jail phone number is: (317) 346-4716

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Johnson County Jail:

Johnson County Jail
1091 Hospital Road
Franklin, IN 46131

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Johnson County Jail
1091 Hospital Road
Franklin, IN 46131


The inmate mail policy at Johnson County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records using the Johnson County website, or at the Johnson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at the Johnson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Johnson County court magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to access the Johnson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the actual address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Johnson County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Johnson County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Johnson County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Johnson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Johnson 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 Johnson 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 people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the site when 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Johnson County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in Johnson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Johnson County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Johnson County Jail Link
    Johnson County Jail Inmate Search
    Johnson County Jail Mugshots
    Johnson County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Johnson County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Johnson County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Johnson County Jail
    Johnson County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Johnson County Jail Arrests
    Johnson County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Johnson County Jail


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