Randolph County Corrections – Winchester, IN

Randolph County Corrections is in Randolph County, IN and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Looking for someone locked up in Randolph County Corrections? This page tells you information about everything you might need to know about Randolph County Corrections,such as: How to locate an inmate at Randolph County Corrections. How to view Randolph County Corrections mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Randolph County Corrections intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Randolph County Corrections
155 East South Street
Winchester, IN 47394

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (765) 584-1721
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Randolph County Corrections you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Randolph County Corrections Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can go in person to the Randolph County Corrections. When viewing online you will need to input their full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Randolph County Corrections website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the 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

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Randolph County Corrections. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its easy if you have the money. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your 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 will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, 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. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Randolph County Corrections phone number is: (765) 584-1721

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Randolph County Corrections is:

Randolph County Corrections
155 East South Street
Winchester, IN 47394

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Randolph County Corrections
155 East South Street
Winchester, IN 47394


The inmate mail policy at Randolph County Corrections changes often, so review the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in Randolph County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You can access court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are available at the Randolph County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Randolph County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should query the Randolph County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Randolph County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and 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 see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Randolph County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Randolph County,the Randolph County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Randolph 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 serving a jail sentence in Randolph County Corrections is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Randolph County Corrections, 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 Randolph County Corrections 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 inmates at Randolph County Corrections could change, so check the official Randolph County Corrections 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Randolph County Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Randolph County Corrections, 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 Randolph County Corrections

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Randolph County Corrections?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like 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 make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Randolph County Corrections Link
    Randolph County Corrections Inmate Search Link
    Randolph County Corrections Mugshots
    Randolph County Corrections Bail Amount Link

    Randolph County Corrections Visitation
    Randolph County Corrections Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Randolph County Corrections
    Randolph County Warrant Inquiry
    Randolph County Corrections Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Randolph County Corrections
    Randolph County Corrections Jobs


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  1. Samantha says:

    I’ve personally never had any problems at this jail. To be honest its probably the most lenient jail in Indiana. There is only one block for women and women are not allowed to be trustees. Unfortunately I’ve been an inmate here a few times but thankfully the other woman have always been pretty laid back, we’re all in the same situation so just treat everybody with respect n try to get along or its just gonna make it harder for everybody. Other than that the jailors are pretty cool. you’ll be alright!

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