Essex County Correctional Facility – Middleton, MA

Essex County Correctional Facility is in Essex County, Massachusetts and is the primary jail for the region. Know someone in Essex County Correctional Facility? This site tells you about everything related to Essex County Correctional Facility,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Essex County Correctional Facility
20 Manning Avenue
Middleton, MA 1949

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (978) 750-1900
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Essex County Correctional Facility you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Essex County Correctional Facility Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you should look here: Massachusetts County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Essex County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Essex County Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Essex County Correctional Facility can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total set before you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Essex County Correctional Facility. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to 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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official Essex County Correctional Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (978) 750-1900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Essex County Correctional Facility:

Essex County Correctional Facility
20 Manning Avenue
Middleton, MA 1949

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Essex County Correctional Facility
20 Manning Avenue
Middleton, MA 1949


The Essex County Correctional Facility mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Essex County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Essex County 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 contain a file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept at Essex County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Essex County magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Essex County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Essex County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Essex County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Essex County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Essex County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Essex County Correctional Facility is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Essex County Correctional Facility, 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 Essex County Correctional Facility 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Essex County Correctional Facility changes, so you should visit the the Essex County Correctional Facility website before you send any money.

    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 Essex County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Essex County Correctional Facility, 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 Essex County Correctional Facility

    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 incarcerated at Essex County Correctional Facility? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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