Owen County Security Center – Spencer, IN

Owen County Security Center is in Owen County, IN and is the main jail for the region. Looking for somebody locked up in Owen County Security Center? This guide will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Owen County Security Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Owen County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Owen County Security Center
60 South Main Street
Spencer, IN 47460

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 812-829-4874
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Owen County Security Center you will need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Owen County Security Center Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Owen County Security Center website, or you can see them in person at the Owen County Security Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in their full name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Owen County Security Center website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Owen County Security Center. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Owen County Security Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 812-829-4874

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined by staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Owen County Security Center is:

Owen County Security Center
60 South Main Street
Spencer, IN 47460

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Owen County Security Center
60 South Main Street
Spencer, IN 47460


The Owen County Security Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Indiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Owen County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the Owen County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Owen County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are available at Owen County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just query the Owen County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Owen County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Owen County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Owen County Security Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Owen County Security Center, 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 Owen County Security Center 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 people in jail can change, so review the site before you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Owen County Security Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Owen County Security Center, 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 Owen County Security Center

    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:

    • 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 Owen County Security Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Owen County Security Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Owen County Security Center Website
    Owen County Security Center Inmate Search Link
    View Owen County Security Center Mugshots
    Owen County Security Center Bail Link

    Owen County Security Center Visitation
    Owen County Security Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Owen County Security Center
    Owen County Security Center Warrant Inquiry
    Owen County Security Center Arrest Lookup
    Owen County Security Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Owen County Security Center


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