Wyandot County Jail – Upper Sandusky, OH

Wyandot County Jail is located in Wyandot County, OH and is the jail for that county. Know someone at Wyandot County Jail? This site will tell you about everything you might want to know about Wyandot County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Wyandot County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wyandot County Jail
109 S. Sandusky Avenue
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 419-294-3836
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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?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Wyandot County Jail you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Wyandot County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Wyandot County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in their name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Wyandot County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. 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 fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Wyandot County Jail

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should review the official Wyandot County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 419-294-3836

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Wyandot County Jail
109 S. Sandusky Avenue
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wyandot County Jail
109 S. Sandusky Avenue
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351


The inmate mail policy at Wyandot County Jail is always changing, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Wyandot County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court 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 Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, 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 someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Wyandot County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wyandot County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on a 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 on the website, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wyandot County,the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Wyandot County jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After 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 Wyandot 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 Wyandot 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 people in jail could change, so we suggest that you check the site before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wyandot County Jail

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

    • 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 been locked up at Wyandot County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to tell your story about Wyandot County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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