Lawrence County Jail – Ironton, OH

Lawrence County Jail is in Lawrence County, Ohio and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in jail at Lawrence County Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Lawrence County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Lawrence County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Lawrence County Jail intake procedures. Lawrence County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lawrence County Jail
115 South 5Th Street
Ironton, OH 45638

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (740) 534-5819
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Lawrence County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lawrence County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lawrence County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Lawrence County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Lawrence County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article 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

Naturally, if you are in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money 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 will need to call the Lawrence County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lawrence County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lawrence County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Lawrence County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the jail 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (740) 534-5819

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Lawrence County Jail is:

Lawrence County Jail
115 South 5Th Street
Ironton, OH 45638

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lawrence County Jail
115 South 5Th Street
Ironton, OH 45638


The Lawrence County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Lawrence County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Lawrence County court records are public records. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You have the ability to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept at the Lawrence County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lawrence County magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. They do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Lawrence County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Lawrence County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the 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 docket and any documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Lawrence County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up 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 a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lawrence County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Lawrence County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send money to inmates is likely to change, so visit the the Lawrence County Jail website when you send money 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 Lawrence County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lawrence 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 Lawrence County Jail

    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:

    • 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 in Lawrence County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Lawrence County Jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Lawrence County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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 your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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