Clinton County Jail – Wilmington, OH

Clinton County Jail is located in Clinton County and is the primary jail for the county. Know someone locked up at Clinton County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything related to Clinton County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Clinton County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Clinton County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clinton County Jail
1645 Davids Dr.
Wilmington, OH 45177

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 937-383-4813
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to locate them?

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

To look up who is in jail at Clinton County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Clinton County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get info for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you can look here: Other Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Clinton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the person’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Clinton County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10% of the amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Clinton County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know 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 no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out 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 jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing 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

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect 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 a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Clinton County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official Clinton County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 937-383-4813

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Clinton County Jail is:

Clinton County Jail
1645 Davids Dr.
Wilmington, OH 45177

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clinton County Jail
1645 Davids Dr.
Wilmington, OH 45177


The Clinton County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Clinton County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but 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, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Clinton County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Clinton County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clinton County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the 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 ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Clinton County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Clinton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you won’t find the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Clinton County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clinton County,the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department 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 getting locked up in Clinton County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After 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 Clinton 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 Clinton 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 someone in jail at Clinton County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Clinton County Jail website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clinton County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Clinton County Jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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