Stark County Jail – Canton, OH

Stark County Jail is in Stark County and is the primary jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Stark County Jail? This guide tells you about everything you might want to know about Stark County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stark County Jail
4500 Atlantic Blvd. Ne
Canton, OH 44705

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 330-430-3800
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at Stark County Jail you need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Stark County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can get information about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you should check our guide to other Ohio jails: Other County Jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Stark County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Stark County Jail website, or you can view them at the Stark County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Stark County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Stark County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Stark County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 330-430-3800

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and reviewed by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Stark County Jail is:

Stark County Jail
4500 Atlantic Blvd. Ne
Canton, OH 44705

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stark County Jail
4500 Atlantic Blvd. Ne
Canton, OH 44705


The Stark County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Stark County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Stark County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Stark County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. 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 sex offenders online, but remember that you won’t find the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Stark County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime 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 can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stark County,the Stark County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI 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 Stark County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Stark 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 Stark County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to inmates is always changing, so you should check the the Stark County Jail website before 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stark County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stark 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 Stark 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 in Stark County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Stark County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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