Fayette County Prison – Uniontown, PA

Fayette County Prison is located in Fayette County, PA and is the jail for that region. Looking for somebody in Fayette County Prison? This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Fayette County Prison: How to locate an inmate at Fayette County Prison. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Fayette County Prison intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to offer information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that would help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Fayette County Prison
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 724-430-1222
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Fayette County Prison you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Fayette County Prison Inmate Search has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Fayette County Prison. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Fayette County Prison site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will 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: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day after work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will not 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 Fayette County Prison or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Fayette County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Fayette County Prison are always changing, so you should visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 724-430-1222

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Fayette County Prison:

Fayette County Prison
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Fayette County Prison
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401


The Fayette County Prison mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on this subject, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the Fayette County website, or by going to the Fayette County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Fayette County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at the Fayette County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. They do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just go to the Fayette County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Fayette County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Fayette County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be 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 remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Fayette County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Fayette County,the Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Fayette County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 rules for sending money to people in jail might change, so be sure to review the official Fayette County Prison 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 Fayette County Prison

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

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Fayette County Prison?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Fayette County Prison

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