Gallia County Jail – Gallipolis, OH

Gallia County Jail is in Gallia County, Ohio and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Gallia County Jail? This page will tell you about everything you might want to know about Gallia County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Gallia County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Gallia County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gallia County Jail
18 Locust Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 740-446-6555
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Gallia County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Gallia County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you should look here, too: Ohio County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Gallia County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can go in person to the Gallia County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Gallia County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

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 with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Gallia County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Gallia County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental 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.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you know any tips that could help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Gallia County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 740-446-6555

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Gallia County Jail
18 Locust Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gallia County Jail
18 Locust Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631


The Gallia County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Gallia County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the Ohio State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All 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 include a file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Gallia County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you 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, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Gallia County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Gallia County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gallia County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Gallia County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After 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 Gallia 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 Gallia 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 funds to people in jail is always changing, so you should check the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gallia County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gallia 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 Gallia 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 at Gallia County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

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

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Gallia County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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