Orleans County Jail – Albion, NY

Orleans County Jail is in Orleans County, NY and is the main jail for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Orleans County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything one might want to know about Orleans County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Orleans County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Orleans County Jail
Courthouse Square
Albion, NY 14411

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (585) 589-4310
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

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

To search who’s in jail at Orleans County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Orleans County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you should check our New York county jail guide: Other Jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Orleans County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Orleans County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Orleans County Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that day you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Orleans County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID 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 get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Orleans County Jail can change, so double-check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (585) 589-4310

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Orleans County Jail
Courthouse Square
Albion, NY 14411

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Orleans County Jail
Courthouse Square
Albion, NY 14411


The Orleans County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in Orleans County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the New York State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records using the Orleans County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Orleans County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Orleans County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Orleans County court website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Orleans County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Orleans County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Orleans 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 Orleans County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to people in jail changes, so review the the Orleans County Jail website before 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 Orleans County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orleans 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 Orleans 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • 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. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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