Lucas County Corrections Center – Toledo, OH

Lucas County Corrections Center is located in Lucas County and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in Lucas County Corrections Center? This page tells you about everything you might want to know about Lucas County Corrections Center,like: Find out who’s in jail at Lucas County Corrections Center? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lucas County Corrections Center
1622 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (419) 213-4904
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Lucas County Corrections Center you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Lucas County Corrections Center Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one is at another jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Lucas County Corrections Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input their name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Lucas County Corrections Center website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate at Lucas County Corrections Center can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Lucas County Corrections Center. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Lucas County Corrections Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Lucas County Corrections Center change often, so make sure that you check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made at home. 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 that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

The Lucas County Corrections Center phone number is: (419) 213-4904

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lucas County Corrections Center:

Lucas County Corrections Center
1622 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lucas County Corrections Center
1622 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604


The inmate mail policy at Lucas County Corrections Center is always changing, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Ohio.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Lucas County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Lucas County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lucas County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. They do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to go to the Lucas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Lucas County jail website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Lucas County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may 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 Lucas County,the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Lucas County Corrections Center is very scary, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Lucas County Corrections Center, 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 Lucas County Corrections Center 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 people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Lucas County Corrections Center 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 Lucas County Corrections Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lucas County Corrections Center, 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 Lucas County Corrections Center

    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 locked up in Lucas County Corrections Center? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Lucas County Corrections Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Lucas County Corrections Center


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