Licking County Jail Division – Newark, OH

Licking County Jail Division is located in Licking County, Ohio and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone in Licking County Jail Division? This guide gives you about anything you might need to know about Licking County Jail Division,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Licking County Jail Division
155 E Main St
Newark, OH 43055

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (740) 670-5501
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Licking County Jail Division you need to visit their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Licking County Jail Division Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. 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, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you can look here: Ohio Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the Licking County Jail Division website, or you can see them in person at the Licking County Jail Division. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Licking County Jail Division site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates in the Licking County Jail Division will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Licking County Jail Division or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Licking County Jail Division site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Licking County Jail Division visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the official Licking County Jail Division jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Licking County Jail Division phone number is: (740) 670-5501

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 cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Licking County Jail Division is:

Licking County Jail Division
155 E Main St
Newark, OH 43055

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Licking County Jail Division
155 E Main St
Newark, OH 43055


The Licking County Jail Division inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site 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 have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Licking County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Licking County court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents in the case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Licking County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court 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 Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you will have to access the Licking County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Licking County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Licking County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Licking County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Licking County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Licking County Jail Division is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Licking County Jail Division, 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 Licking County Jail Division 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 inmates at Licking County Jail Division is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Licking County Jail Division

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Licking County Jail Division, 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 Licking County Jail Division

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Licking County Jail Division? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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