Morrow County Correctional Facility – Mt. Gilead, OH

Morrow County Correctional Facility is located in Morrow County, Ohio and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody at Morrow County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Morrow County Correctional Facility,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Morrow County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morrow County Correctional Facility
101 Home Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 419-947-1151
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Morrow County Correctional Facility you need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Morrow County Correctional Facility Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information more quickly if you enter their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Ohio jails: Ohio County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Morrow County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them in person at the Morrow County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Morrow County Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge 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 bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Morrow County Correctional Facility

Have you ever used the services of bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Morrow County Correctional Facility visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Morrow County Correctional Facility phone number is: 419-947-1151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Morrow County Correctional Facility is:

Morrow County Correctional Facility
101 Home Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morrow County Correctional Facility
101 Home Road
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338


The Morrow County Correctional Facility inmate mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Morrow County Correctional Facility website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Morrow County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, 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 can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Morrow County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear 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, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Morrow County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by contacting the Morrow County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state 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 bear in mind that you can’t find the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Morrow County,the Morrow County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Morrow County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Morrow County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get 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 Morrow County Correctional Facility, 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 Morrow County Correctional Facility 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 rules for sending money to inmates changes, so double check the site 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 Morrow County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morrow County Correctional Facility, 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 Morrow County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions in Morrow County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Morrow County Correctional Facility? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Morrow County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to someone at Morrow County Correctional Facility

    Links and Resources

    Main Morrow County Correctional Facility Link
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Inmate Search
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Bail Link

    Morrow County Correctional Facility Visitation
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Morrow County Correctional Facility
    Morrow County Warrant Lookup
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Morrow County Correctional Facility
    Morrow County Correctional Facility Jobs


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  1. BRIAN H says:

    i was just wondering,all the boys in the felony pod were always kiddin me about being tackled by the very handsome young lady who was real young.i never actually apolized to her ,because she really liked being the man who shot liberty valance,thats hers,but how many of the other youngsters did i scare,who still need apologized to? been giving daily apologies, the vfw crowd jumpin under bushes when they see me they get no apology peace lot of cool cats at the jail brian

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