Orange County Jail – Goshen, NY

Orange County Jail is in Orange County, NY and is the correctional facility for the county. Looking for somebody in jail at Orange County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Orange County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Orange County Jail
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 845-291-7713
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

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

Inmate Locator

The Orange County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you should check the other New York county jails in our New York County Jail Guide: New York Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Orange County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the Orange County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Orange County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Orange County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you 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 will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Orange County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you check the official jail 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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

The Orange County Jail phone number is: 845-291-7713

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Orange County Jail:

Orange County Jail
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Orange County Jail
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924


The mail policy at Orange County Jail changes often, so it would be best to check the official Orange County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been 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 have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the Orange County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Orange County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to 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 be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Orange County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Orange County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Orange County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Orange County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Orange County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Orange County,the Orange County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Orange County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to 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 Orange 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 Orange 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 jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to double check the the Orange County Jail website when 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 Orange County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orange 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 Orange 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 an inmate in Orange County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Orange County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Orange County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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