Meigs County Jail – Pomeroy, OH

Meigs County Jail is in Meigs County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Know someone locked up at Meigs County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might need to know about Meigs County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Meigs County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Meigs County Jail
104 E. Second St.
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (740) 992-3371
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Meigs County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Meigs County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Ohio jails: List of all jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Meigs County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Meigs County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Meigs County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate at Meigs County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Meigs County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (740) 992-3371

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will get 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 Meigs County Jail is:

Meigs County Jail
104 E. Second St.
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Meigs County Jail
104 E. Second St.
Pomeroy, OH 45769


The Meigs County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Meigs County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system in Meigs County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are members of the Ohio State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Meigs County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should go to the Meigs County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Meigs County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Meigs County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Meigs County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Meigs County,the Meigs County 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

    Everyone knows that spending time in Meigs County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Meigs 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 Meigs 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so you should check the the Meigs County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Meigs County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Meigs 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 Meigs 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:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell Your Story About Meigs County Jail

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