Huntingdon County Prison – Huntingdon, PA

Huntingdon County Prison is located in Huntingdon County, PA and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up at Huntingdon County Prison? This site tells you information about anything you might need to know about Huntingdon County Prison,like the following: Find an inmate at Huntingdon County Prison. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Huntingdon County Prison
300 Church Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 814-643-2490
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Huntingdon County Prison you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Huntingdon County Prison Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at a different jail you should check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Other Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Huntingdon County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Huntingdon County Prison site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and you are required not to leave town.

Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Huntingdon County Prison. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Huntingdon County Prison website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Huntingdon County Prison

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out 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 be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some simple questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go in the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Huntingdon County Prison change often, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 814-643-2490

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Huntingdon County Prison
300 Church Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Huntingdon County Prison
300 Church Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652


The mail policy at Huntingdon County Prison is always changing, so it would be best to check the official Huntingdon County Prison site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Huntingdon County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are available at the Huntingdon County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Huntingdon County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. They do a number of different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. 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, and their arrest date, contact the Huntingdon County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Huntingdon County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Huntingdon County,the Huntingdon County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Huntingdon County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon County Prison is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the the Huntingdon County Prison website before you send any money.

    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 Huntingdon County Prison

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

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

    If so, then please tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Huntingdon County Prison

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to find someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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