Wabash County Jail – Wabash, IN

Wabash County Jail is located in Wabash County, Indiana and is the main correctional facility for this area. Know somebody in Wabash County Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Wabash County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Wabash County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Wabash County Jail
79 West Main Street
Wabash, IN 46992

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (260) 563-8891
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Wabash County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wabash County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at a different jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Indiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Wabash County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Wabash County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, 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

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail 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 are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Wabash County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

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

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Wabash County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it’s easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Wabash County Jail phone number is: (260) 563-8891

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Wabash County Jail is:

Wabash County Jail
79 West Main Street
Wabash, IN 46992

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wabash County Jail
79 West Main Street
Wabash, IN 46992


The Wabash County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Wabash County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the Wabash County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Wabash County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and 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 required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just query the Wabash County jail website, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Wabash County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wabash County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Wabash County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Wabash County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Wabash 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 Wabash 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 funds to people in jail can change, so double check the the Wabash County Jail website when you send money 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wabash County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wabash 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 Wabash 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 been a prisoner in Wabash County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Wabash County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Wabash County Jail Website
    Wabash County Jail Inmate Search
    Wabash County Jail Mugshots
    Wabash County Jail Bail Link

    Wabash County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Wabash County Jail Mail Policy
    Wabash County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Wabash County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Wabash County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Wabash County Jail
    Wabash County Jail Jobs


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