Chautauqua County Jail – Mayville, NY

Chautauqua County Jail is in Chautauqua County, New York and is the correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone locked up at Chautauqua County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Chautauqua County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Chautauqua County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chautauqua County Jail
15 E. Chautauqua Street P.O. Box 128
Mayville, NY 14757

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 716-753-2131
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Chautauqua County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Chautauqua County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: New York County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Chautauqua County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Chautauqua County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Chautauqua County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Chautauqua County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Chautauqua County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. 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 you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Chautauqua County Jail phone number is: 716-753-2131

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Chautauqua County Jail is:

Chautauqua County Jail
15 E. Chautauqua Street P.O. Box 128
Mayville, NY 14757

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chautauqua County Jail
15 E. Chautauqua Street P.O. Box 128
Mayville, NY 14757


The Chautauqua County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should review the official Chautauqua County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Chautauqua County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Chautauqua County court records are public records. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Chautauqua County website, or by going to the Chautauqua County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Chautauqua County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Chautauqua County court website or call the jail 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. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Chautauqua County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court 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 Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Chautauqua County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Chautauqua County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chautauqua County,the Chautauqua County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Chautauqua County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chautauqua County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua 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 incarcerated at Chautauqua County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Chautauqua County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Chautauqua County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Chautauqua County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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