Richland County Jail – Mansfield, OH

Richland County Jail is in Richland County, OH and is the primary jail for that county. Looking for somebody at Richland County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything you might need to know about Richland County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Richland County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Richland County Jail
73 E. Second Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (419) 774-5678
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Richland County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Richland County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you will want to check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Richland County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Richland County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted 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 need to call the Richland County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may request to use assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to 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 own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items with you, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the log for the inmate. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Richland County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear 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, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Richland County Jail phone number is: (419) 774-5678

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Richland County Jail
73 E. Second Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Richland County Jail
73 E. Second Street
Mansfield, OH 44902


The mail policy at Richland County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Richland County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Richland County court records are public records. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Richland County website, or at the Richland 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 for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can just access the Richland County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Richland County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Richland County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the precise address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Richland County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t discover if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Richland County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Richland County jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 rules for sending money to inmates is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Richland County Jail website before you send any money.

    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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Richland County Jail

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

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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