Crawford County Jail – Bucyrus, OH

Crawford County Jail is located in Crawford County, OH and is the primary jail for that county. Do you know someone at Crawford County Jail? This site will tell you about everything one might want to know about Crawford County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Crawford County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
3613 Stetzer Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 419-562-7906
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Crawford County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Crawford County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another county jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Crawford County Jail prisoners are online, or you can view them at the Crawford County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input their name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Crawford County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner at Crawford County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get 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, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Crawford County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.

The Crawford County Jail phone number is: 419-562-7906

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Crawford County Jail:

Crawford County Jail
3613 Stetzer Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
3613 Stetzer Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820


The mail policy at Crawford County Jail changes, so check the official Crawford County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just visit the Crawford County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Crawford County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Crawford County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crawford County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Crawford County Jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 Crawford County Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to review the site before send funds to someone in jail 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 Crawford County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in Crawford County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Crawford County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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