Noble County Jail – Albion, IN

Noble County Jail is located in Noble County, Indiana and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Noble County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Noble County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Noble County Jail? How to view Noble County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Noble County Jail
210 7Th Street
Albion, IN 46701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 260-636-6404
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To search who is in jail at Noble County Jail you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Noble County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you should check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Noble County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Noble County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Noble County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Noble County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as 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 Noble County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Noble County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 260-636-6404

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Noble County Jail
210 7Th Street
Albion, IN 46701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Noble County Jail
210 7Th Street
Albion, IN 46701


The Noble County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so double check the official Noble County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Noble County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Noble County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Noble County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. They do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just go to the Noble County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Noble County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Noble County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you can’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Noble County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal 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 Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Noble County,the Noble County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Noble County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Noble County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Noble 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 Noble 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 money to someone in jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the official Noble County Jail site 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Noble County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Noble 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 Noble 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 been a prisoner in Noble County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to someone at Noble County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Noble County Jail Website
    Noble County Jail Inmate Search
    View Noble County Jail Mugshots
    Noble County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Noble County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Noble County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Noble County Jail
    Noble County Warrant Lookup
    Noble County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Noble County Jail
    Noble County Jail Employment


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