Darke County Correctional Facility – Greenville, OH

Darke County Correctional Facility is in Darke County, OH and is the main jail for the area. Do you know someone at Darke County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Darke County Correctional Facility: How to locate an inmate at Darke County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Darke County Correctional Facility
5185 County Home Road
Greenville, OH 45331

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (937) 548- 3399
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Darke County Correctional Facility you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Darke County Correctional Facility Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be locked up at a different jail you should check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Darke County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Darke County Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Darke County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Darke County Correctional Facility

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that will help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. It also depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

The Darke County Correctional Facility phone number is: (937) 548- 3399

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Darke County Correctional Facility:

Darke County Correctional Facility
5185 County Home Road
Greenville, OH 45331

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Darke County Correctional Facility
5185 County Home Road
Greenville, OH 45331


The mail policy at Darke County Correctional Facility changes frequently, so it would be best to review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Ohio.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Darke County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Darke County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. 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 kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with 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 a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Darke County court magistrate is the person who presides over your case. They do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just access the Darke County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the actual address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Darke County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Darke County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Darke County Correctional Facility is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Darke County Correctional Facility, 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 Darke County Correctional Facility 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 funds to people in jail might change, so it would be best to double check the the Darke County Correctional Facility 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Darke County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Darke County Correctional Facility, 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 Darke County Correctional Facility

    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 at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Darke County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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