Miami County Jail – Peru, IN

Miami County Jail is located in Miami County, IN and is the main jail for this area. Looking for someone at Miami County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Miami County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Miami County Jail. How to view Miami County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Miami County Jail
1104 West 200 North
Peru, IN 46970

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 765-472-1322
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Miami County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Miami County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our guide to other Indiana jails: Indiana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Miami County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Miami County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various 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 incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, 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 you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Miami County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Miami County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Miami County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Miami County Jail phone number is: 765-472-1322

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Miami County Jail, use this address:

Miami County Jail
1104 West 200 North
Peru, IN 46970

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miami County Jail
1104 West 200 North
Peru, IN 46970


The Miami County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Miami County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Indiana State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are held at the Miami County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Miami County magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the Miami County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Miami County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on a 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 view these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county 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 may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t learn if someone had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Miami County,the Miami County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Miami County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Miami County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have 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 Miami 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 Miami 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Miami County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the official Miami County Jail 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 Miami County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 Miami County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Miami County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Miami County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Miami County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Miami County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Miami County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Miami County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Miami County Jail
    Miami County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Miami County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Miami County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Miami County Jail


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  1. Cicely says:

    Happy Birthday Nikki!!!

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