Wayne County Jail – Wooster, OH

Wayne County Jail is located in Wayne County, Ohio and is the jail for the area. Do you know somebody in Wayne County Jail? This guide tells you about everything one might want to know about Wayne County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Wayne County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Jail
201 West North Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (330) 287-5770
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you should navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Wayne County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get info for anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you can look here, too: Ohio County Jails Listing


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them at the Wayne County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Wayne County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until then you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Wayne County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Wayne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge 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 may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take 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 what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed 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 the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Wayne County Jail can change, so you should visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

The Wayne County Jail phone number is: (330) 287-5770

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Jail:

Wayne County Jail
201 West North Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Jail
201 West North Street
Wooster, OH 44691


The mail policy at Wayne County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular 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 you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Wayne County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Wayne County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just visit the Wayne County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Wayne County jail website or you can call the jail 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 if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Wayne County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you will not see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Wayne County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Wayne County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Wayne County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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 inmates at Wayne County Jail might change, so it would be best to review the official Wayne County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail

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

    • 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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