Delaware County Jail – Delaware, OH

Delaware County Jail is located in Delaware County and is the primary jail for this county. Know someone incarcerated at Delaware County Jail? This site tells you information about anything related to Delaware County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Delaware County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Delaware County Jail
844 Us 42N
Delaware, OH 43015

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (740) 833-2840
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Delaware County Jail you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Delaware County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in a different jail you should check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID 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 searched on the Delaware County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Delaware County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Delaware County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

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

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever 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 must call the jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Delaware County Jail

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released 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 intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you 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 generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep 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, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (740) 833-2840

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Delaware County Jail
844 Us 42N
Delaware, OH 43015

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Delaware County Jail
844 Us 42N
Delaware, OH 43015


The Delaware County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you visit the official Delaware County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in Delaware County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Delaware County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in your case. You can access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Delaware County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Delaware County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Delaware County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Delaware County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Delaware County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or 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 crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you won’t get the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Delaware County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Delaware County,the Delaware County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Delaware County Jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Delaware 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 Delaware 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 funds to inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the the Delaware County Jail website before 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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Delaware County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in Delaware County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Delaware County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Delaware County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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