Allegany County Jail – Belmont, NY

Allegany County Jail is in Allegany County, NY and is the jail for that region. Do you know somebody in Allegany County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Allegany County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Allegany County Jail
4884 State Route 19
Belmont, NY 14813

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 585-268-9200
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Allegany County Jail you should visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Allegany County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information fast if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you can check our guide to other New York jails: New York County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Allegany County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Allegany County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, 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.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount set in order to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Allegany County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that might help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 585-268-9200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Allegany County Jail
4884 State Route 19
Belmont, NY 14813

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Allegany County Jail
4884 State Route 19
Belmont, NY 14813


The mail policy at Allegany County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the online service, or at the Allegany County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

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 also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept at Allegany County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Allegany County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember you are able to request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When 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 incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the Allegany County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by going to the Allegany County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Allegany County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Allegany County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally 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 find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Allegany County,the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Allegany County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Allegany 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 Allegany 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail can change, so it would be best to check the official website before you send any funds.

    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 Allegany County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Allegany 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 Allegany 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 locked up in Allegany County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Allegany County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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