Coshocton County Jail – Coshocton, OH

Coshocton County Jail is located in Coshocton County and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know someone in Coshocton County Jail? This site tells you information about anything a person needs to know about Coshocton County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Coshocton County Jail
328 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (740) 622-2411
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Coshocton County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Coshocton County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you can check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Coshocton County Jail prisoners are on the Coshocton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Coshocton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Coshocton County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, 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 are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are required not to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on 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 have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Coshocton County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Coshocton County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (740) 622-2411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Coshocton County Jail
328 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Coshocton County Jail
328 Chestnut Street
Coshocton, OH 43812


The inmate mail policy at Coshocton County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Coshocton County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Coshocton County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a court case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are available at the Coshocton County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you should access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Coshocton County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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 know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t see the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Coshocton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions 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 in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • 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 see if they had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may 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 Coshocton County,the Coshocton County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Coshocton County Jail is no fun, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Coshocton 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 Coshocton 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 Coshocton County Jail changes, so it would be best to visit the official Coshocton 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 Coshocton County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Coshocton County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? 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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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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