Lawrence County Jail – New Castle, PA

Lawrence County Jail is in Lawrence County, PA and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Lawrence County Jail? This site will tell you about everything related to Lawrence County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lawrence County Jail? How to view Lawrence County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lawrence County Jail
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (724) 656-2190
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Lawrence County Jail you will need to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Lawrence County Jail Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is at another jail you should check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Pennsylvania County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Lawrence County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Lawrence County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Lawrence County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are 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 be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that 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 jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lawrence County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with 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 has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Lawrence County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can talk to a family member, 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 be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (724) 656-2190

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be 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 an inmate at Lawrence County Jail:

Lawrence County Jail
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lawrence County Jail
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101


The inmate mail policy at Lawrence County Jail can change, so be sure to check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Lawrence County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could 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 incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Lawrence County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Lawrence County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Lawrence County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Lawrence County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lawrence County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Lawrence County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Lawrence County Jail, 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 Lawrence County Jail 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 Lawrence County Jail inmates changes, so you should check the site when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lawrence County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lawrence County Jail, 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 Lawrence County Jail

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Lawrence County Jail


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