Fulton County Correctional – Johnstown, NY

Fulton County Correctional is located in Fulton County, New York and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Fulton County Correctional? This page tells you info about anything one might want to know about Fulton County Correctionalsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Fulton County Correctional mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fulton County Correctional
2712 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY 12095

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 518-736-2118
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Fulton County Correctional you should visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Fulton County Correctional Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also find information about anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our New York county jail guide: New York County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Fulton County Correctional. When viewing online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Fulton County Correctional site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may 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 promise to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Fulton County Correctional or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Fulton County Correctional website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released 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 get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so check the official site before you try to 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 generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 518-736-2118

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Fulton County Correctional is:

Fulton County Correctional
2712 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY 12095

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fulton County Correctional
2712 State Highway 29
Johnstown, NY 12095


The Fulton County Correctional mail policy changes often, so you should double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but 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, protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Fulton County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Fulton County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to access the Fulton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Fulton County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Fulton County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Fulton County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Fulton County Correctional, 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 Fulton County Correctional 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 Fulton County Correctional might change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send money to an inmate there.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Fulton County Correctional

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

    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.

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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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Fulton County Correctional? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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