Warren County Jail – Lebanon, OH

Warren County Jail is in Warren County and is the jail for the area. Know somebody in Warren County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything you might want to know about Warren County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Warren County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Warren County Jail intake procedures. Warren County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
550 Justice Drive
Lebanon, OH 45036

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (513) 695-1287
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Warren County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Warren County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info for anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you can check our guide to other Ohio jails: Ohio County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Warren County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Warren County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

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 jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Warren County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Warren County Jail are always changing, so you should double-check the official jail 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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Warren County Jail phone number is: (513) 695-1287

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Warren County Jail
550 Justice Drive
Lebanon, OH 45036

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
550 Justice Drive
Lebanon, OH 45036


The Warren County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so you should visit the official Warren County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Warren County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Warren County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must 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 locked up?

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

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you won’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Warren County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Warren County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 jail inmates could change, so you should review the site when send money 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 Warren County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren 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 Warren 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 spent any time in Warren County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Warren County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? 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? Are you trying to find a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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