Logan County Jail – Bellefontaine, OH

Logan County Jail is located in Logan County, Ohio and is the main jail for this region. Know someone incarcerated at Logan County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything you might need to know about Logan County Jail: Find an inmate at Logan County Jail. How to view Logan County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Logan County Jail
284 County Road 32 S
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 937-592-5731
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Logan County Jail you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Logan County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information on anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their inmate information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our guide to other Ohio jails: Other Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Logan County Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Logan County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available 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 taken down, the various websites with mugshots, 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

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Logan County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Logan County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Logan County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the official Logan County Jail jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Logan County Jail phone number is: 937-592-5731

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Logan County Jail:

Logan County Jail
284 County Road 32 S
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Logan County Jail
284 County Road 32 S
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


The Logan County Jail mail policy changes, so visit the the Logan County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social 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 Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Logan County website, or at the Logan County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Logan County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service 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 could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just access the Logan County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Logan County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Logan County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Logan County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Logan County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Logan County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have 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 Logan 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 Logan 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 might change, so be sure to check the site before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Logan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Logan 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 Logan 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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