Bucks County Correctional Facility – Doylestown, PA

Bucks County Correctional Facility is in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is the main correctional facility for the area. Know someone at Bucks County Correctional Facility? This site will tell you info about anything related to Bucks County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Bucks County Correctional Facility. How to view Bucks County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Bucks County Correctional Facility
1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 215-345-3700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Bucks County Correctional Facility you will need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bucks County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anyone booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should look here, too: Pennsylvania County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Bucks County Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners in the Bucks County Correctional Facility will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Bucks County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that will help others get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed with you, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates 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 may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 215-345-3700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Bucks County Correctional Facility is:

Bucks County Correctional Facility
1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bucks County Correctional Facility
1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901


The Bucks County Correctional Facility inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to double check the the Bucks County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information on this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Bucks County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to visit the Bucks County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry 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 there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Bucks County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not see the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, 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 completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bucks County,the Bucks County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Bucks County jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Bucks County Correctional Facility, 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 Bucks County Correctional Facility 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 jail inmates is always changing, so you should double check the the Bucks County Correctional Facility website before you send any money.

    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 Bucks County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bucks County Correctional Facility, 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 Bucks County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 locked up at Bucks County Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

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


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Bucks County Correctional Facility? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    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 somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Bucks County Correctional Facility


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