Mifflin County Correctional Facility – Lewistown, PA

Mifflin County Correctional Facility is located in Mifflin County and is the jail for the area. Looking for someone in Mifflin County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Mifflin County Correctional Facility,like: How to locate an inmate at Mifflin County Correctional Facility. How to view Mifflin County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Mifflin County Correctional Facility
103 West Market St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 717-248-1130
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and need to find them?

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

In order to see who is in jail at Mifflin County Correctional Facility you will have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Mifflin County Correctional Facility Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: List of all jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Mifflin County Correctional Facility inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Mifflin County Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might 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 do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Mifflin County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that might help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take between 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Mifflin County Correctional Facility phone number is: 717-248-1130

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Mifflin County Correctional Facility, use this address:

Mifflin County Correctional Facility
103 West Market St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mifflin County Correctional Facility
103 West Market St.
Lewistown, PA 17044


The inmate mail policy at Mifflin County Correctional Facility changes often, so check the official Mifflin County Correctional Facility site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

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 include a court case file with a docket and every documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Mifflin County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

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

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if that person had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mifflin County,the Mifflin County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Mifflin County Correctional Facility is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Mifflin County Correctional Facility, 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 Mifflin County Correctional Facility 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 funds to inmates can change, so it would be best to visit the official Mifflin County Correctional Facility 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mifflin County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, 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 Mifflin County Correctional Facility

    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 Mifflin County Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Mifflin County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people locked up at Mifflin County Correctional Facility


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