Monroe County Correctional Facility – Stroudsburg, PA

Monroe County Correctional Facility is located in Monroe County, PA and is the jail for the county. Are you looking for someone locked up at Monroe County Correctional Facility? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Monroe County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Monroe County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Monroe County Correctional Facility
4250 Manor Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-9415

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (570) 992-3232
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Monroe County Correctional Facility you should go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Monroe County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info for anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at a different jail you will want to look here: Other County Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Monroe County Correctional Facility website, or you can go in person to the Monroe County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the name, and the booking date, if you know 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 Monroe County Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records 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 more information about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

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

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, 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 someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Monroe County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Monroe County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Monroe County Correctional Facility visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Monroe County Correctional Facility phone number is: (570) 992-3232

Sending Mail to Inmates

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

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Monroe County Correctional Facility is:

Monroe County Correctional Facility
4250 Manor Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-9415

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Monroe County Correctional Facility
4250 Manor Drive
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-9415


The mail policy can change, so double check the official Monroe County Correctional Facility site before 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 most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Monroe County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Monroe County court records are public records. They include a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Monroe County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are 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 prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear 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, and their arrest date, contact the Monroe County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Monroe County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Monroe County,the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Monroe County Correctional Facility is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 process for sending funds to people in jail changes, so be sure to double check the site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Monroe County Correctional Facility

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

    • 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 incarcerated in Monroe County Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Monroe County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Monroe County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Monroe County Correctional Facility


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Comments

  1. Crystal R says:

    Hey Shane F!!! Your Sister misses you a whole bunch!! And So does Miss Piper and Adam too!! We can not wait until you get out!!! I will see you tomarrow afternoon!!

    Love Always,
    Crystal, Adam, & Piper!!!

  2. Shannon says:

    Stephen B
    Thinking of you! Wishing you all the Best!
    Shannon,Luna, and dragon

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