Perry County Jail – Cannelton, IN

Perry County Jail is in Perry County and is the jail for the county. Looking for somebody in Perry County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Perry County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Perry County Jail
119 East 7Th Street
Cannelton, IN 47520

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 812-547-2441
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Perry County Jail you will have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Perry County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Indiana jails: List of all jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Perry County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Perry County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Perry County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Perry County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Perry County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any things that might help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 812-547-2441

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Perry County Jail
119 East 7Th Street
Cannelton, IN 47520

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Jail
119 East 7Th Street
Cannelton, IN 47520


The mail policy at Perry County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Perry County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Perry County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are held at the Perry County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Perry County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Perry County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Perry County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. 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 convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Perry County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or 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 for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Perry County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Perry County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Perry County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Perry County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Perry 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 Perry County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to inmates might change, so we suggest that you double check the 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 Perry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Perry 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 Perry County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 locked up at Perry County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to someone at Perry County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Perry County Jail Website
    Perry County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Perry County Jail Mugshots
    Perry County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Perry County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Perry County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Perry County Jail
    Perry County Warrant Inquiry
    Perry County Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Perry County Jail
    Perry County Jail Jobs


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