Warren County Jail – Lake George, NY

Warren County Jail is located in Warren County and is the primary jail for this region. Do you know someone in Warren County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Warren County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Warren County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Warren County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
1400 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (518) 743-2500
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Warren County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Warren County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you should check our guide to other New York jails: New York County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Warren County Jail inmates can be searched on the Warren County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Warren County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Warren County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the 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

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner at Warren County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose that 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 have to call the Warren County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is very simple to do. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Warren County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Warren County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Warren County Jail phone number is: (518) 743-2500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Warren County Jail
1400 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
1400 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845


The mail policy changes, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Warren County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should access the Warren County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, 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 Warren County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed 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 keep in mind that you will not see the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Warren County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 inmates at Warren County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the the Warren County Jail website before you send funds 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Warren County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren 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 Warren 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 spent any time in Warren County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Warren County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Warren County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Warren County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Warren County Jail


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  1. freya ridenour says:

    wasssup Gordon Ridenour we miss you

  2. Samantha says:

    I have never seen a classification of an inmate take so long. I did my internship in a larger facility than Warren county and Classification of an inmate only took 3 days. It has been a week since my son has talked to his father that he has spent his entire life with 24/7 as I worked. I dont know about anyone else but to hear your 3 year old son ask if his father died and not know how to explain what really happened is hard. Our 3 year old son loves and misses his father very much and needs to speak with him. So a faster classification policy would be great. Thanks
    Have a great day!

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