Brown County Jail – Georgetown, OH

Brown County Jail is located in Brown County and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for someone locked up at Brown County Jail? This site gives you all about everything related to Brown County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Brown County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Brown County Jail
750 Mt Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 937-378-4435
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Brown County Jail you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Brown County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in another county jail you can check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Brown County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Brown County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

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

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Brown County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Brown County Jail are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 937-378-4435

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Brown County Jail, use this address:

Brown County Jail
750 Mt Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Brown County Jail
750 Mt Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121


The mail policy at Brown County Jail is always changing, so you should check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more info on this subject, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Brown County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the Brown County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Brown County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are maintained at Brown County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Brown County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the street address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Brown County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records 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 Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brown County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Brown County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 someone in jail is likely to change, so visit the official Brown County Jail site when 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Brown County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brown 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 Brown County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Brown County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Brown County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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