Holmes County Jail – Holmesville, OH

Holmes County Jail is located in Holmes County, OH and is the main correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody in jail at Holmes County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Holmes County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Holmes County Jail. How to view Holmes County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Holmes County Jail
8105 Twp. Rd. 574
Holmesville, OH 44633

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 330-674-1936
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Holmes County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Holmes County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to check our Ohio county jail guide: Ohio County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Holmes County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the person’s full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Holmes County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the 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 incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, inmates can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Holmes County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Holmes County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner 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 bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Holmes County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Holmes County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Holmes County Jail phone number is: 330-674-1936

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Holmes County Jail is:

Holmes County Jail
8105 Twp. Rd. 574
Holmesville, OH 44633

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Holmes County Jail
8105 Twp. Rd. 574
Holmesville, OH 44633


The Holmes County Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system in Holmes County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Ohio State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

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 are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Holmes County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve 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?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Holmes County court website or you can call the jail. 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. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. 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 people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Holmes County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever 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.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Holmes County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Holmes County jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Holmes 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 Holmes 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 money to someone in jail at Holmes County Jail might change, so be sure to double check the official website 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Holmes County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Holmes 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 Holmes 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Holmes County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Holmes County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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