Snyder County Prison – Selinsgrove, PA

Snyder County Prison is in Snyder County, Pennsylvania and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up in Snyder County Prison? This site will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Snyder County Prison,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Snyder County Prison intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Snyder County Prison
600 Old Colony Rd
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (570) 374-7912
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Snyder County Prison you should visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Snyder County Prison Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you should look here, too: Pennsylvania County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshots can be searched online, or you can view them at the Snyder County Prison. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Snyder County Prison site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t go out of town.

Usually, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Snyder County Prison website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that might help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is 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 you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Snyder County Prison frequently change, so make sure that you review the official Snyder County Prison jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Snyder County Prison phone number is: (570) 374-7912

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail officers, 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 Snyder County Prison is:

Snyder County Prison
600 Old Colony Rd
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Snyder County Prison
600 Old Colony Rd
Selinsgrove, PA 17870


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Snyder County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Snyder County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records with the Snyder County website, or by going to the Snyder County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Snyder County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. They do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Remember you can ask to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Snyder County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Snyder County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t learn if they has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Snyder County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Snyder County,the Snyder County Sheriff’s Department 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

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Snyder County Prison is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat 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 Snyder 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 Snyder 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 funds to Snyder County Prison inmates could change, so be sure to double check the official website 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 Snyder County Prison

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Snyder 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 Snyder 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 spent any time in Snyder County Prison? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Snyder County Prison? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Snyder County Prison


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