Armstrong County Jail – Kittanning, PA

Armstrong County Jail is in Armstrong County, PA and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know someone locked up at Armstrong County Jail? This page gives you info about anything one might want to know about Armstrong County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Armstrong County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Armstrong County Jail
171 Staleys Courts Road
Kittanning, PA 16201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (724) 545-9222
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Armstrong County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Armstrong County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also find info for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Pennsylvania County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Armstrong County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Armstrong County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Armstrong County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, 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

If you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until then you must not leave the area.

Typically, a prisoner at Armstrong County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 takes you through each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the log for the inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Armstrong County Jail can change, so double-check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. 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 that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (724) 545-9222

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Armstrong County Jail:

Armstrong County Jail
171 Staleys Courts Road
Kittanning, PA 16201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Armstrong County Jail
171 Staleys Courts Road
Kittanning, PA 16201


The mail policy at Armstrong County Jail changes often, so be sure to review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ 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 help you find your way through the complicated court system in Armstrong County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in your case. You can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Armstrong County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Armstrong County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to 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 inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Armstrong County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and 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 crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the Armstrong County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Armstrong County,the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Armstrong County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Armstrong 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 Armstrong 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 funds to Armstrong County Jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the official website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Armstrong County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Armstrong 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 Armstrong 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Armstrong County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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