Union County Jail – Liberty, IN

Union County Jail is in Union County, IN and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody in Union County Jail? This page will tell you about everything you might need to know about Union County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Union County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Union County Jail
106 East Union Street
Liberty, IN 47353

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (765) 458-5194
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Union County Jail you will need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Union County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: List of all county jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Union County Jail website, or you can see them at the Union County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the full name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Union County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, 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

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 will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Union County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, 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 have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Union County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used 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 things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. It also can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant 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. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in the log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official Union County Jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Union County Jail phone number is: (765) 458-5194

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Union County Jail
106 East Union Street
Liberty, IN 47353

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Union County Jail
106 East Union Street
Liberty, IN 47353


The inmate mail policy at Union County Jail changes, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Indiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Union County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are maintained at Union County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs 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 Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Union County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. They do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the Union County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Union County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Union County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Union County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Union County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Union County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Union 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 Union 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 procedure to send money to Union County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to review the official website when you send money 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 Union County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Union 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 Union 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 a prisoner at Union County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Union County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

    Post a message to someone at Union County Jail

    Links and Resources

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

    Union County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Union County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Union County Jail
    Union County Warrant Lookup
    Union County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Union County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Union County Jail


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