Highland County Jail – Hillsboro, OH

Highland County Jail is located in Highland County, Ohio and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Highland County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Highland County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Highland County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Highland County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Highland County Jail
110 Homestead Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (937) 393-9266
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

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

To look up who is in jail at Highland County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Highland County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you can look here: Other Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Highland County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Highland County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Highland County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain 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 will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners in the Highland County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Highland County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that will help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (937) 393-9266

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Highland County Jail is:

Highland County Jail
110 Homestead Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Highland County Jail
110 Homestead Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133


The mail policy at Highland County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Highland County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court records via the Highland County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. They do different functions, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Highland County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Highland County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you won’t find the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Highland County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Highland County,the Highland County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Highland County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Highland 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 Highland 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 funds to inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Highland County Jail site before you send money 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Highland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Highland 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 Highland 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 been a prisoner at Highland County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell your story about Highland County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Highland County Jail


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