Crawford County Correctional Facility – Saegertown, PA

Crawford County Correctional Facility is in Crawford County, Pennsylvania and is the primary jail for that region. Know someone in jail at Crawford County Correctional Facility? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Crawford County Correctional Facility: How to locate an inmate at Crawford County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Correctional Facility
2100 Independence Drive
Saegertown, PA 16433

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 814-763-1190
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Crawford County Correctional Facility you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Crawford County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you can look here: Pennsylvania County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Crawford County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them in person at the Crawford County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you need to enter their first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Crawford County Correctional Facility site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Crawford County Correctional Facility are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Crawford County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that will help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may 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 you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, 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 required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, 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. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Crawford County Correctional Facility visitation procedures change often, so you should visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 814-763-1190

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Crawford County Correctional Facility:

Crawford County Correctional Facility
2100 Independence Drive
Saegertown, PA 16433

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Correctional Facility
2100 Independence Drive
Saegertown, PA 16433


The mail policy at Crawford County Correctional Facility changes often, so be sure to check the the Crawford County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They include a file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at Crawford County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. They do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you can ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person 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 Crawford 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 one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Crawford County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Crawford County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state 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 these offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the Crawford County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

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

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Crawford County,the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Crawford County Correctional Facility is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 procedure to send funds to Crawford County Correctional Facility inmates could change, so we suggest that you double check the official Crawford 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Crawford County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crawford 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 Crawford 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Crawford County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Crawford County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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