Broome County Jail – Binghamton, NY

Broome County Jail is in Broome County, New York and is the primary jail for that area. Know someone in Broome County Jail? This site tells you about everything a person needs to know about Broome County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Broome County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Broome County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Broome County Jail
155 Lt. Vanwinkle Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 607-778-1911
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Broome County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Broome County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you should check the other New York county jails in our New York County Jail Guide: New York County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Broome County Jail prisoners are on the Broome County Jail website, or you can view them at the Broome County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Broome County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail 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 do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Broome County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Broome County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that might help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Broome County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 607-778-1911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Broome County Jail is:

Broome County Jail
155 Lt. Vanwinkle Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Broome County Jail
155 Lt. Vanwinkle Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905


The inmate mail policy at Broome County Jail changes, so be sure to review the the Broome County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in New York.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Broome 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. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Broome County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at the Broome County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Broome County magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to access the Broome County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Broome County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Broome County,the Broome County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Broome County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following 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 Broome 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 Broome 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 Broome County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to visit the site when 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 Broome County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Broome County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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