Cameron County Jail – Emporium, PA

Cameron County Jail is located in Cameron County, PA and is the jail for the region. Know somebody locked up in Cameron County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything related to Cameron County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Cameron County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cameron County Jail
20 East 5Th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 814-486-3338
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Cameron County Jail you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Cameron County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you should check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Pennsylvania County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Cameron County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can view them at the Cameron County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Cameron County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, 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 locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could 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 get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Cameron County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cameron County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you try 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 typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 814-486-3338

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, 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 Cameron County Jail:

Cameron County Jail
20 East 5Th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cameron County Jail
20 East 5Th Street
Emporium, PA 15834


The mail policy at Cameron County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Cameron County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Cameron County court records are public records. They include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Cameron County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. They do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the Cameron County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Cameron County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind 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 the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cameron County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the street address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Cameron County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cameron County,the Cameron County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Cameron County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Cameron 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 Cameron 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 be sure to double check the site before you send money 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cameron County Jail

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

    • 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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Cameron County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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