Lake County Adult Detention Facility – Painesville, OH

Lake County Adult Detention Facility is located in Lake County and is the primary jail for that county. Know somebody locked up in Lake County Adult Detention Facility? This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Lake County Adult Detention Facility,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Lake County Adult Detention Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Lake County Adult Detention Facility
104 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH 44077

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 440-350-5601
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Lake County Adult Detention Facility you should visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Lake County Adult Detention Facility Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails Directory


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Lake County Adult Detention Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Lake County Adult Detention Facility website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Lake County Adult Detention Facility. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lake County Adult Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you visit the official Lake County Adult Detention Facility jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Lake County Adult Detention Facility phone number is: 440-350-5601

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lake County Adult Detention Facility:

Lake County Adult Detention Facility
104 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH 44077

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lake County Adult Detention Facility
104 East Erie Street
Painesville, OH 44077


The Lake County Adult Detention Facility inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the the Lake County Adult Detention Facility website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law in Ohio.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Lake County court records are public records. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Lake County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Lake County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to access the Lake County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lake County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Lake County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lake County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Lake County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Lake County Adult Detention Facility is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Lake County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Lake County Adult Detention Facility 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 rules for sending money to inmates at Lake County Adult Detention Facility might change, so visit the site when 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 Lake County Adult Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake County Adult Detention Facility, 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 Lake County Adult Detention Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions in Lake County Adult Detention Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Lake County Adult Detention Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Lake County Adult Detention Facility Link
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Search
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Mugshots
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Bail Amount Link

    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Visitation
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Lake County Adult Detention Facility
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Warrant Inquiry
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Lake County Adult Detention Facility
    Lake County Adult Detention Facility Jobs


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