Perry County Prison – New Bloomfield, PA

Perry County Prison is in Perry County and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody locked up at Perry County Prison? This guide will tell you about anything you might want to know about Perry County Prisonsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Perry County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Perry County Prison
2 East Main St.
New Bloomfield, PA 71068

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 717-582-2131
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To find out who’s in jail at Perry County Prison you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Perry County Prison Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: List of all county jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Perry County Prison. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Perry County Prison website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • 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 the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 717-582-2131

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail 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 Perry County Prison is:

Perry County Prison
2 East Main St.
New Bloomfield, PA 71068

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Perry County Prison
2 East Main St.
New Bloomfield, PA 71068


The Perry County Prison mail policy changes frequently, so check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Perry County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Perry County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges 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.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to visit the Perry County jail website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Perry County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Perry County,the Perry County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Perry County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Perry 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 Perry 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 rules for sending money to people in jail is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Perry County Prison website before you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Perry County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Perry 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 Perry County Prison

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 locked up at Perry County Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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