Yates County Jail – Penn Yan, NY

Yates County Jail is located in Yates County, New York and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Yates County Jail? This guide will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Yates County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Yates County Jail? How to view Yates County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Yates County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Yates County Jail
227 Main Street Public Safety Building
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 315-536-5175
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to find them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Yates County Jail you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Yates County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: New York Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Yates County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Yates County Jail. When viewing online you have to input their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Yates County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Yates County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your 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. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that could help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is 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 so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give 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. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Yates County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 315-536-5175

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Yates County Jail
227 Main Street Public Safety Building
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yates County Jail
227 Main Street Public Safety Building
Penn Yan, NY 14527


The Yates County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Yates County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all documents filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Yates County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Yates County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at the Yates County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Yates County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. They do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you can request to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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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 in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Yates County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear 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 have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Yates County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the 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 any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Yates County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Yates County,the Yates County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Yates County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After 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 Yates 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 Yates 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 funds to inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Yates County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Yates 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 Yates 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Yates County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Yates County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. becky says:

    hiii eddieee. ;)

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