Wayne County Jail – Lyons, NY

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, New York and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Know somebody incarcerated at Wayne County Jail? This page tells you about anything a person needs to know about Wayne County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Wayne County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
7376 State Highway 31 #1000
Lyons, NY 14489

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (315) 946-9711
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Wayne County Jail you have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Wayne County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Wayne County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means 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.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and you are not allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Wayne County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Wayne County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding 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 so, 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 lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Wayne County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so visit the official Wayne County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (315) 946-9711

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wayne County Jail is:

Wayne County Jail
7376 State Highway 31 #1000
Lyons, NY 14489

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
7376 State Highway 31 #1000
Lyons, NY 14489


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Wayne County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept at the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember that you can request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to 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 been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Wayne County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Wayne 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 a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Wayne County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Sheriff 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

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Wayne County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 process for sending money to inmates at Wayne County Jail might change, so we suggest that you double check the official website 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 Wayne County Jail

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

    • 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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Wayne County Jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Wayne County Jail


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