Rush County Jail – Rushville, IN

Rush County Jail is located in Rush County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up at Rush County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Rush County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or feedback that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rush County Jail
131 East First Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 765-932-2931
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Rush County Jail you will have to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Rush County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find info for anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Rush County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Rush County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Rush County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Rush County Jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Rush County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 765-932-2931

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate 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 mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Rush County Jail:

Rush County Jail
131 East First Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rush County Jail
131 East First Street
Rushville, IN 46173


The mail policy at Rush County Jail changes often, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system in Rush County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Rush County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Rush County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are held at Rush County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Rush County court magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Rush County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Rush County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Rush County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find if they has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rush County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Rush 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 being incarcerated in the Rush County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After 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 Rush 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 Rush 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 someone in jail at Rush County Jail might change, so you should visit the the Rush County Jail website when 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 Rush County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 in Rush County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Rush County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Rush County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Rush County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Rush County Jail Website
    Rush County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Rush County Jail Mugshots
    Rush County Jail Bail Link

    Rush County Jail Visitation
    Rush County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Rush County Jail Inmate Search
    Rush County Warrant Lookup
    Rush County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Rush County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Rush County Jail Employment


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