Juniata County Prison – Mifflintown, PA

Juniata County Prison is in Juniata County, Pennsylvania and is the jail for the region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Juniata County Prison? This page tells you about anything related to Juniata County Prison,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Juniata County Prison
3Rd And Bridge Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 717-436-8448
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Juniata County Prison you will need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Juniata County Prison Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should look here: Pennsylvania County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Juniata County Prison website, or you can see them in person at the Juniata County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Juniata County Prison website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Juniata County Prison or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s easy. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be 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 jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 717-436-8448

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Juniata County Prison is:

Juniata County Prison
3Rd And Bridge Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Juniata County Prison
3Rd And Bridge Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059


The mail policy is always changing, so be sure to review the the Juniata County Prison website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Juniata County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Juniata County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Juniata County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Juniata County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are held at the Juniata County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Juniata County magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

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 to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Juniata County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person 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 the court records on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Juniata County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Juniata County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Juniata County Prison is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Juniata 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 Juniata 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 procedure to send funds to Juniata County Prison inmates might change, so be sure to review the 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 Juniata County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Juniata 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 Juniata 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Juniata County Prison? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Juniata County Prison

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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