Lagrange County Jail – Lagrange, IN

Lagrange County Jail is located in LaGrange County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone in Lagrange County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything you might need to know about Lagrange County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lagrange County Jail
0875 S Sr 9
Lagrange, IN 46761

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 260-463-4700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Lagrange County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Lagrange County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can check our guide to other Indiana jails: List of all jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lagrange County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Lagrange County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Lagrange County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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 when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Lagrange County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in LaGrange County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released 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 follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, 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 requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Lagrange County Jail visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you check the official Lagrange County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on 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 jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

The Lagrange County Jail phone number is: 260-463-4700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Lagrange County Jail
0875 S Sr 9
Lagrange, IN 46761

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lagrange County Jail
0875 S Sr 9
Lagrange, IN 46761


The mail policy at Lagrange County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Lagrange County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in LaGrange County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in LaGrange County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

LaGrange County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the LaGrange County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your court case are kept at LaGrange County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the LaGrange County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • 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 to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the LaGrange County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. 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 jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the LaGrange County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the LaGrange County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In LaGrange County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Lagrange County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Lagrange 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 Lagrange 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 someone in jail at Lagrange County Jail is always changing, so review the the Lagrange County Jail website before send funds 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 Lagrange County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lagrange 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 Lagrange 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail 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 Lagrange County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Lagrange County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Lagrange County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Lagrange County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Lagrange County Jail Inmate Search
    Lagrange County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Lagrange County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Lagrange County Jail
    Jobs at Lagrange County Jail


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