Pike County Correctional Facility – Lords Valley, PA

Pike County Correctional Facility is in Pike County, PA and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Pike County Correctional Facility? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Pike County Correctional Facility,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Pike County Correctional Facility? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Pike County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pike County Correctional Facility
175 Pike County Boulevard
Lords Valley, PA 18428

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (570) 775-5500
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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?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

Inmate Locator

The Pike County Correctional Facility Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Pennsylvania Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pike County Correctional Facility inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Pike County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Pike County Correctional Facility site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

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

Typically, prisoners at Pike County Correctional Facility will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Pike County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, 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 charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Pike County Correctional Facility

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, 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 have a discharge date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Pike County Correctional Facility can change, so 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Pike County Correctional Facility phone number is: (570) 775-5500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Pike County Correctional Facility:

Pike County Correctional Facility
175 Pike County Boulevard
Lords Valley, PA 18428

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pike County Correctional Facility
175 Pike County Boulevard
Lords Valley, PA 18428


The mail policy at Pike County Correctional Facility changes often, so be sure to review the official Pike County Correctional Facility site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Pike County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Pike County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Pike County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Pike County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Pike County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Pike County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Pike 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 different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Pike County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pike County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Pike County Correctional Facility is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Pike 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 Pike 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 procedure to send funds to Pike County Correctional Facility inmates is likely to change, so double check the the Pike County Correctional Facility website before you send money to an inmate 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 Pike County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pike 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 Pike 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been 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? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Pike County Correctional Facility

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