Pulaski County Justice Center – Winamac, IN

Pulaski County Justice Center is located in Pulaski County, Indiana and is the main correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Pulaski County Justice Center? This page gives you about everything related to Pulaski County Justice Center,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Pulaski County Justice Center? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Pulaski County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Pulaski County Justice Center
110 East Meridian Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 574-946-6655
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Pulaski County Justice Center you need to go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Pulaski County Justice Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information about anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pulaski County Justice Center inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Pulaski County Justice Center. When viewing online you have to input their name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Pulaski County Justice Center site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

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

Typically, inmates in the Pulaski County Justice Center will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Pulaski County Justice Center. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think 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 they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Pulaski County Justice Center frequently change, so you should check 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 574-946-6655

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Pulaski County Justice Center, use this address:

Pulaski County Justice Center
110 East Meridian Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pulaski County Justice Center
110 East Meridian Street
Winamac, IN 46996


The mail policy at Pulaski County Justice Center can change, so it would be best to double check the official Pulaski County Justice Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click: How to Find an Attorney in Pulaski County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Pulaski County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are maintained at Pulaski County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Pulaski County magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you will have to visit the Pulaski County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Pulaski County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pulaski County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Pulaski County Justice Center is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Pulaski County Justice 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 Pulaski County Justice 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail can change, so you should double check the official website before send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pulaski County Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pulaski County Justice 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 Pulaski County Justice Center

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Pulaski County Justice Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Pulaski County Justice Center

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Pulaski County Justice Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Pulaski County Justice Center Website
    Pulaski County Justice Center Inmate Search Link
    Pulaski County Justice Center Mugshots
    Pulaski County Justice Center Bail Amount Link

    Pulaski County Justice Center Visitation
    Pulaski County Justice Center Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Pulaski County Justice Center
    Pulaski County Warrant Lookup
    Pulaski County Justice Center Arrest Lookup
    Pulaski County Justice Center Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Pulaski County Justice Center


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