Marion County Jail 1 – Indianapolis, IN

Marion County Jail 1 is in Marion County, IN and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Know someone in jail at Marion County Jail 1? This guide gives you about everything you might want to know about Marion County Jail 1,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Marion County Jail 1 mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Marion County Jail 1
40 S. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 317-327-1574
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Marion County Jail 1 you have to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Marion County Jail 1 Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you can look here: Indiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them at the Marion County Jail 1. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Marion County Jail 1 site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: 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 and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If 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 do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave the county.

Usually, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Marion County Jail 1 site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Marion County Jail 1 change often, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Marion County Jail 1 phone number is: 317-327-1574

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Marion County Jail 1:

Marion County Jail 1
40 S. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marion County Jail 1
40 S. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204


The inmate mail policy at Marion County Jail 1 can change, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Marion County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Marion County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Marion County website, or at the Marion County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate 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 think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Marion County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete 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 crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Marion 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 Marion County Jail 1 is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Marion County Jail 1, 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 Marion County Jail 1 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 inmates at Marion County Jail 1 is always changing, so visit the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marion County Jail 1

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marion County Jail 1, 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 Marion County Jail 1

    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:

    • 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 spent any time at Marion County Jail 1? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Marion County Jail 1.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in 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 Marion County Jail 1

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Marion County Jail 1

    Links and Resources

    Main Marion County Jail 1 Website
    Marion County Jail 1 Inmate Search Link
    View Marion County Jail 1 Mugshots
    Marion County Jail 1 Bail Amount Link

    Marion County Jail 1 Visitation Policy Link
    Marion County Jail 1 Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Marion County Jail 1
    Marion County Warrant Lookup
    Marion County Jail 1 Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Marion County Jail 1
    Marion County Jail 1 Jobs


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