Sullivan County Jail – Sullivan, IN

Sullivan County Jail is in Sullivan County, IN and is the jail for this county. Know someone locked up in Sullivan County Jail? This site will tell you information about anything related to Sullivan County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that would help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sullivan County Jail
24 South State Street
Sullivan, IN 47882

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 812-268-4308
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Sullivan County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sullivan County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you can look here: Indiana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sullivan County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Sullivan County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Sullivan County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the area.

Typically, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as 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 online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is really easy. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Sullivan County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Sullivan County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Sullivan County Jail phone number is: 812-268-4308

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must 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 have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sullivan County Jail is:

Sullivan County Jail
24 South State Street
Sullivan, IN 47882

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sullivan County Jail
24 South State Street
Sullivan, IN 47882


The Sullivan County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so check the the Sullivan County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Indiana State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Indiana.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Sullivan County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. They do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given 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 some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed 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 offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Sullivan County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if someone had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sullivan County,the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Sullivan County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Sullivan County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 money to someone in jail could change, so it would be best to review the the Sullivan County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Sullivan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Sullivan County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Sullivan County Jail Link
    Sullivan County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Sullivan County Jail Mugshots
    Sullivan County Jail Bail Link

    Sullivan County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Sullivan County Jail Mail Policy
    Sullivan County Jail Inmate Search
    Sullivan County Warrant Inquiry
    Sullivan County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Sullivan County Jail
    Jobs at Sullivan County Jail


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  1. Jody says:

    I live in Terre haute and trying to send my son money but you have no info as to how anyone does that.when I click on a link k it takes me to myspace…Really????

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