Sullivan County Jail – Monticello, NY

Sullivan County Jail is located in Sullivan County and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in Sullivan County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Sullivan County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Sullivan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sullivan County Jail
4 Bushnell Ave
Monticello, NY 12701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 845-794-7102
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Sullivan County Jail you will have to click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sullivan County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get info for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: New York County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Sullivan County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Sullivan County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Sullivan County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Sullivan County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Sullivan County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to 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
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant 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 there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Sullivan County Jail frequently change, so visit the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 845-794-7102

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Sullivan County Jail
4 Bushnell Ave
Monticello, NY 12701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sullivan County Jail
4 Bushnell Ave
Monticello, NY 12701


The Sullivan County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Sullivan County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the New York State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Sullivan County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Sullivan County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Sullivan County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the Sullivan County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Sullivan County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Sullivan County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Sullivan County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sullivan County,the Sullivan County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Sullivan County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Sullivan 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 Sullivan County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to people in jail might change, so you should visit the official Sullivan County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sullivan County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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