Kosciusko County Jail – Warsaw, IN

Kosciusko County Jail is in Kosciusko County and is the main jail for the area. Know someone incarcerated at Kosciusko County Jail? This guide tells you about everything related to Kosciusko County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Kosciusko County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kosciusko County Jail
221 W. Main St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 574-267-5667
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Kosciusko County Jail you need to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Kosciusko County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Kosciusko County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Kosciusko County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, inmates are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Kosciusko County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Kosciusko County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the official Kosciusko County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on 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, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Kosciusko County Jail phone number is: 574-267-5667

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Kosciusko County Jail
221 W. Main St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kosciusko County Jail
221 W. Main St.
Warsaw, IN 46580


The inmate mail policy at Kosciusko County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the the Kosciusko County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Kosciusko County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Indiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Kosciusko County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the Kosciusko County website, or at the Kosciusko County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Kosciusko County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Kosciusko County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Kosciusko County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear 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 the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Kosciusko County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you will not get the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback 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 Fugitives. In Kosciusko County,the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Kosciusko County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Kosciusko County jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Kosciusko 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 Kosciusko 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 procedure to send funds to people in jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Kosciusko County Jail site when 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 Kosciusko County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Kosciusko County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Kosciusko County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Kosciusko County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Kosciusko County Jail
    Kosciusko County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Kosciusko County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Kosciusko County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Kosciusko County Jail


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