Clarion County Corrections – Shippenville, PA

Clarion County Corrections is in Clarion County, PA and is the main jail for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Clarion County Corrections? This guide gives you all about anything related to Clarion County Corrections,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Clarion County Corrections mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clarion County Corrections
309 Amsler Drive Ste. 2
Shippenville, PA 16254

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 814-226-9615
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Clarion County Corrections you should go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Clarion County Corrections Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find information for anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you will want to look here, too: Pennsylvania County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Clarion County Corrections. When viewing online you will need to input the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Clarion County Corrections site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Clarion County Corrections or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got 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 find out how much their bail is on the Clarion County Corrections website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate 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 their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Clarion County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the jail 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 generally pricier than regular phone calls. 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 814-226-9615

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Clarion County Corrections is:

Clarion County Corrections
309 Amsler Drive Ste. 2
Shippenville, PA 16254

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clarion County Corrections
309 Amsler Drive Ste. 2
Shippenville, PA 16254


The Clarion County Corrections mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Clarion County Corrections website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Clarion County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Clarion County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Clarion County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Clarion County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

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

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Clarion County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clarion County,the Clarion County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Clarion County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Clarion County Corrections, 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 Clarion County Corrections 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 someone in jail at Clarion County Corrections is likely to change, so you should review the the Clarion County Corrections website before send funds 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clarion County Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clarion County Corrections, 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 Clarion County Corrections

    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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Clarion County Corrections? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Clarion County Corrections

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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