Lycoming County Prison – Williamsport, PA

Lycoming County Prison is located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania and is the jail for this county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Lycoming County Prison? This guide tells you information about everything related to Lycoming County Prison,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Lycoming County Prison mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lycoming County Prison
277 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 570-326-4623
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to see who’s in jail at Lycoming County Prison you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lycoming County Prison Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you will want to check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Pennsylvania Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lycoming County Prison inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Lycoming County Prison. When viewing mugshots online you need to input their name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Lycoming County Prison site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, prisoners in the Lycoming County Prison will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right 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 either have to stay the jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Lycoming County Prison

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example your drivers 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 need to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Lycoming County Prison visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 570-326-4623

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Lycoming County Prison is:

Lycoming County Prison
277 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lycoming County Prison
277 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701


The Lycoming County Prison mail policy is always changing, so be sure to check the official Lycoming County Prison site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lycoming County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just visit the Lycoming County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lycoming County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not see 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 includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Lycoming County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lycoming County,the Lycoming County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Lycoming County Prison is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Lycoming 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 Lycoming 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 money to inmates at Lycoming County Prison is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the the Lycoming County Prison website before you send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lycoming County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lycoming 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 Lycoming 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:

    • 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 locked up at Lycoming County Prison? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at Lycoming County Prison?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Lycoming County Prison

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

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