Ashland County Jail – Ashland, OH

Ashland County Jail is in Ashland County and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in Ashland County Jail? This guide tells you all about anything you might need to know about Ashland County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give info you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Ashland County Jail
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (419) 281-9009
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Ashland County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Ashland County Jail Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find information on anyone processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Ashland County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Ashland County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Ashland County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail 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 are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate at Ashland County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted 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 Ashland County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Ashland County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Ashland County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone 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 they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so double-check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (419) 281-9009

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Ashland County Jail:

Ashland County Jail
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ashland County Jail
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, OH 44805


The mail policy at Ashland County Jail changes often, so you should visit the the Ashland County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Ohio State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or by going to the Ashland County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Ashland County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. 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 locked up immediately, or you could get 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

Are you trying to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Ashland County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Ashland County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Ashland County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Ashland County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ashland County,the Ashland County 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Ashland County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Ashland 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 Ashland 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 money to inmates at Ashland County Jail might change, so it would be best to visit the official Ashland County Jail site before 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 Ashland County Jail

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

    • 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Ashland County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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