Ohio County Jail – Rising Sun, IN

Ohio County Jail is in Ohio County and is the main jail for that area. Looking for somebody in jail at Ohio County Jail? This site gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Ohio County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Ohio County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Ohio County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Ohio County Jail
123 South Mulberry Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 812-438-3636
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Ohio County Jail you should go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Ohio County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

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

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Ohio County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Ohio County Jail are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to the 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

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Ohio County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. It also will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Ohio County Jail frequently change, so you should double-check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 812-438-3636

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Ohio County Jail is:

Ohio County Jail
123 South Mulberry Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ohio County Jail
123 South Mulberry Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040


The inmate mail policy at Ohio County Jail is always changing, so review the official Ohio County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important 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 have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in Ohio County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Ohio County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Indiana State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You can access court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Ohio County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should access the Ohio County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Ohio County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • 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.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ohio County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Ohio County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Ohio County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 always changing, so be sure to double check the the Ohio County Jail website before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Ohio County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

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

    Ohio County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Ohio County Jail Mail Policy
    Ohio County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Ohio County Warrants
    Ohio County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Ohio County Jail
    Ohio County Jail Jobs


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