Jefferson County Jail – Steubenville, OH

Jefferson County Jail is in Jefferson County and is the jail for that region. Know someone locked up at Jefferson County Jail? This site gives you all about everything one might want to know about Jefferson County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Jefferson County Jail. How to view Jefferson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Jail
16001 State Route 7
Steubenville, OH 43952

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 740-283-8600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Jefferson County Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Jefferson County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can go in person to the Jefferson County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Jefferson County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is 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 must agree to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Jefferson County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

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 follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is 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 find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and 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 break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

The Jefferson County Jail phone number is: 740-283-8600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined 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 Jefferson County Jail is:

Jefferson County Jail
16001 State Route 7
Steubenville, OH 43952

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Jail
16001 State Route 7
Steubenville, OH 43952


The Jefferson County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the the Jefferson County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information on this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Jefferson County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Jefferson County magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear 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 the date of their arrest, contact the Jefferson County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can 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 the crime 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 be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Jefferson County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County Jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the site before send funds to someone in jail 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 Jefferson County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner at Jefferson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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  1. Mandy M. S. says:

    Ummm, is there a dude name Jay up in here, Niggaaaaa i’ve beeen looking for you my dudeee (:

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