Northampton County Prison – Easton, PA

Northampton County Prison is located in Northampton County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Northampton County Prison? This guide gives you about everything a person needs to know about Northampton County Prisonsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Northampton County Prison? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Northampton County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Northampton County Prison
666 Walnut Street
Easton, PA 18042

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (610) 923-4300
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To search who’s in jail at Northampton County Prison you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Northampton County Prison Inmate Search is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Pennsylvania County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Northampton County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Northampton County Prison site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, 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, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Northampton County Prison. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors is required to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you review the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (610) 923-4300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Northampton County Prison
666 Walnut Street
Easton, PA 18042

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Northampton County Prison
666 Walnut Street
Easton, PA 18042


The inmate mail policy at Northampton County Prison is always changing, so be sure to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Northampton County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Northampton County court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Northampton County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to 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, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find out if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Northampton County,the Northampton County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Northampton County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Northampton 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 Northampton 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 process for sending money to jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the the Northampton County Prison website when you send any funds.

    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 Northampton County Prison

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in Northampton County Prison? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Northampton County Prison


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