Pickaway County Jail – Circleville, OH

Pickaway County Jail is in Pickaway County, Ohio and is the correctional facility for that region. Know someone in jail at Pickaway County Jail? This site tells you about anything a person needs to know about Pickaway County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Pickaway County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Pickaway County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pickaway County Jail
600 Island Rd.
Circleville, OH 43113

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 740-477-6156
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Pickaway County Jail you should visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pickaway County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Ohio jails: Other Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Pickaway County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Pickaway County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Pickaway County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

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

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you miss your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the 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 have to call the Pickaway County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Pickaway County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Pickaway County Jail

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Pickaway County Jail can change, so you should visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should 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 forbidden.

Phone Number: 740-477-6156

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Pickaway County Jail, use this address:

Pickaway County Jail
600 Island Rd.
Circleville, OH 43113

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pickaway County Jail
600 Island Rd.
Circleville, OH 43113


The Pickaway County Jail mail policy is always changing, so visit 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 have certain rights, the first of which 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 call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Ohio State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Pickaway County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just query the Pickaway County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Pickaway County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Pickaway County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get 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? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pickaway County,the Pickaway County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Pickaway County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Pickaway 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 Pickaway County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to people in jail could change, so you should review the official Pickaway County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pickaway County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pickaway 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 Pickaway County Jail

    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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Pickaway County Jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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