Greene County Prison – Waynesburg, PA

Greene County Prison is located in Greene County, PA and is the jail for the region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Greene County Prison? This guide tells you information about everything related to Greene County Prison,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greene County Prison
855 Rolling Meadows Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 724-627-7780
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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 don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Greene County Prison you will have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Greene County Prison Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find the information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Other Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Greene County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Greene County Prison website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, 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 date you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly 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 go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 724-627-7780

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Greene County Prison, use this address:

Greene County Prison
855 Rolling Meadows Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Prison
855 Rolling Meadows Road
Waynesburg, PA 15370


The mail policy at Greene County Prison can change, so it would be best to check the official Greene County Prison site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Greene County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access court records using the Greene County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Greene County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Greene County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Greene County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Greene County Prison is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 inmates at Greene County Prison is likely to change, so be sure to check the official Greene County Prison site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Greene County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene 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 Greene 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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