Columbiana County Jail – Lisbon, OH

Columbiana County Jail is located in Columbiana County and is the main jail for that county. Know someone locked up in Columbiana County Jail? This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Columbiana County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Columbiana County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Columbiana County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Columbiana County Jail
8473 County Home Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 330-424-5109
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

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

In order to look up who is in jail at Columbiana County Jail you have to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Columbiana County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info for anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you can look here: Other County Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Columbiana County Jail website, or you can see them at the Columbiana County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Columbiana County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Columbiana County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Columbiana County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person 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 it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official Columbiana County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you 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 and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 330-424-5109

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Columbiana County Jail
8473 County Home Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Columbiana County Jail
8473 County Home Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432


The mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Columbiana County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Ohio State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Columbiana County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Columbiana County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to go to the Columbiana County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Columbiana County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at the Columbiana County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Columbiana County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Columbiana County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Columbiana County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Columbiana 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 Columbiana 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 rules for sending money to inmates is likely to change, so be sure to review the the Columbiana County Jail website when you send funds 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 Columbiana County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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