Cambria County Prison – Ebensburg, PA

Cambria County Prison is located in Cambria County and is the primary jail for that county. Are you looking for someone in Cambria County Prison? This guide will tell you about everything you might need to know about Cambria County Prisonsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Cambria County Prison. How to view Cambria County Prison mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Cambria County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cambria County Prison
425 Manor Drive
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 814-472-7330
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Cambria County Prison you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Cambria County Prison Inmate Roster is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Cambria County Prison. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Cambria County Prison website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more 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, if you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local 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
  • 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 process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Cambria County Prison visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Cambria County Prison jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 814-472-7330

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Cambria County Prison:

Cambria County Prison
425 Manor Drive
Ebensburg, PA 15931

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cambria County Prison
425 Manor Drive
Ebensburg, PA 15931


The Cambria County Prison mail policy is always changing, so you should check the the Cambria County Prison website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Cambria County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Cambria County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are held at Cambria County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial 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 arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just query the Cambria County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Cambria County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Cambria County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Cambria County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cambria County,the Cambria County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Cambria County Prison is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Cambria County Prison, 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 Cambria County Prison 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 funds to inmates could change, so we suggest that you double check the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Cambria County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cambria County Prison, 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 Cambria County Prison

    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 an inmate in Cambria County Prison? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Cambria County Prison

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Cambria County Prison


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