Guernsey County Jail – Cambridge, OH

Guernsey County Jail is in Guernsey County, Ohio and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone incarcerated at Guernsey County Jail? This guide tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Guernsey County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Guernsey County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Guernsey County Jail
601 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH 43725

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 740-432-2955
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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 need to find them?

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

To look up who’s in jail at Guernsey County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Guernsey County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can also get information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Guernsey County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Guernsey County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Guernsey County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total set so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Guernsey County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. 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, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Guernsey County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 740-432-2955

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Guernsey County Jail
601 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH 43725

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Guernsey County Jail
601 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, OH 43725


The Guernsey County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Guernsey County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Guernsey County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Ohio State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Ohio.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Guernsey County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Guernsey County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the Guernsey County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Guernsey County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you can request to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you should query the Guernsey County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Guernsey County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Guernsey County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Guernsey County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required 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 Guernsey 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 Guernsey County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail might change, so you should review the official Guernsey County Jail site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Guernsey County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Guernsey 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 Guernsey 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Guernsey County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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