Miami County Jail – Troy, OH

Miami County Jail is located in Miami County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody in jail at Miami County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Miami County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Miami County Jail
201 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (937) 440-3971
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Miami County Jail you will need to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Miami County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can find info about anybody processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you should check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Miami County Jail inmates are online, or you can see them at the Miami County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Miami County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Miami County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, home 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 ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant 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 take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Miami County Jail change often, so visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Miami County Jail phone number is: (937) 440-3971

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Miami County Jail is:

Miami County Jail
201 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Miami County Jail
201 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373


The Miami County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘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 show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Miami County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access your court records with the Miami County website, or at the Miami County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Miami County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Miami County magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your case. They do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to get your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get 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, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Miami County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Miami County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the precise address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Miami County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Miami County,the Miami County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Miami County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Miami 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 Miami 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 process for sending money to jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to double check the official website when you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Miami County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Miami 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 Miami 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 been incarcerated at Miami County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Miami County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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