Clinton County Correctional Facility – McElhattan, PA

Clinton County Correctional Facility is in Clinton County and is the main jail for that county. Do you know somebody in Clinton County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about Clinton County Correctional Facility: Find an inmate at Clinton County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clinton County Correctional Facility
58 Pine Mountain Road
McElhattan, PA 17748

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (570) 769-7687
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Clinton County Correctional Facility you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Clinton County Correctional Facility Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you should check the other Pennsylvania county jails in our Pennsylvania County Jail Guide: Pennsylvania County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Clinton County Correctional Facility inmates can be found on the Clinton County Correctional Facility website, or you can view them at the Clinton County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Clinton County Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates in the Clinton County Correctional Facility are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

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 Clinton County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. 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 just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (570) 769-7687

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected 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 Clinton County Correctional Facility:

Clinton County Correctional Facility
58 Pine Mountain Road
McElhattan, PA 17748

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clinton County Correctional Facility
58 Pine Mountain Road
McElhattan, PA 17748


The mail policy at Clinton County Correctional Facility is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Clinton County Correctional Facility site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clinton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve out 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 gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Clinton County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Clinton County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Clinton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not get the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Clinton County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Clinton County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clinton County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Clinton County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Clinton County Correctional Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Clinton County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to people in jail can change, so we suggest that you review the official Clinton County Correctional Facility 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clinton County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clinton County Correctional Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Clinton County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Clinton County Correctional Facility?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Clinton County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Clinton County Correctional Facility? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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