Montgomery County Jail – Crawfordsville, IN

Montgomery County Jail is located in Montgomery County, IN and is the jail for this area. Looking for somebody at Montgomery County Jail? This page tells you all about everything you might want to know about Montgomery County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Montgomery County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Montgomery County Jail
600 Memorial Drive
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 765-362-3740
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Montgomery County Jail you need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Montgomery County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Montgomery County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input their name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Montgomery County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of 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 you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Montgomery County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Montgomery County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Montgomery County Jail phone number is: 765-362-3740

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Montgomery County Jail
600 Memorial Drive
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Montgomery County Jail
600 Memorial Drive
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


The Montgomery County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the official Montgomery County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in Montgomery County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the Montgomery County website, or by going to the Montgomery County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. They do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Montgomery County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or 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 ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Montgomery County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Montgomery County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and 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 they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Montgomery County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Montgomery County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Montgomery County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 jail inmates might change, so it would be best to review the the Montgomery County Jail website 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 Montgomery County Jail

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

    • 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 in Montgomery County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Montgomery County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Montgomery County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Montgomery County Jail Website
    Montgomery County Jail Inmate Search
    Montgomery County Jail Mugshots
    Montgomery County Jail Bail Link

    Montgomery County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Montgomery County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Montgomery County Jail
    Montgomery County Warrant Lookup
    Montgomery County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Montgomery County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Montgomery County Jail Employment


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