Clearfield County Prison – Clearfield, PA

Clearfield County Prison is located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania and is the main jail for that county. Looking for somebody at Clearfield County Prison? This guide will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Clearfield County Prisonsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Clearfield County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Clearfield County Prison
115 Twenty-First Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 814-765-7891
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to locate them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Clearfield County Prison you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Clearfield County Prison Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you can check the other Pennsylvania county jails in our Pennsylvania County Jail Guide: Pennsylvania Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Clearfield County Prison website, or you can see them in person at the Clearfield County Prison. When viewing online you will need to enter their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Clearfield County Prison site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Clearfield County Prison website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that will help other people to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 814-765-7891

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to print the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Clearfield County Prison:

Clearfield County Prison
115 Twenty-First Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clearfield County Prison
115 Twenty-First Street
Clearfield, PA 16830


The Clearfield County Prison mail policy changes often, so be sure to review the official Clearfield County Prison site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system in Clearfield County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Clearfield County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You can access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are kept at the Clearfield County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Clearfield County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are 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, ranging from community service and probation, to 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 may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should go to the Clearfield County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and 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 crime. You are able to see these listings online, but remember that you can’t find the exact address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of 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 other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clearfield County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Clearfield County Prison is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Clearfield 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 Clearfield 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Clearfield County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clearfield 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 Clearfield County Prison

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Clearfield County Prison


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