Sullivan County Jail – Laporte, PA

Sullivan County Jail is located in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone at Sullivan County Jail? This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Sullivan County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Sullivan County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sullivan County Jail
245 Muncy Street
Laporte, PA 18626

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 570-946-7361
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To find out who is in jail at Sullivan County Jail you need to go to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Sullivan County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: List of all county jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sullivan County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Sullivan County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Sullivan County Jail website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Sullivan County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Sullivan County Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is really easy. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sullivan County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

The Sullivan County Jail phone number is: 570-946-7361

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Sullivan County Jail is:

Sullivan County Jail
245 Muncy Street
Laporte, PA 18626

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sullivan County Jail
245 Muncy Street
Laporte, PA 18626


The inmate mail policy at Sullivan County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the official Sullivan County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Sullivan County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk 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 verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are maintained at the Sullivan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Sullivan County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sullivan County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you will not see the precise address, just the address block that 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 any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, 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 intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sullivan County,the Sullivan County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Sullivan County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Sullivan County Jail, 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 Sullivan County Jail 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so it would be best to visit the the Sullivan County Jail 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sullivan County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sullivan County Jail, 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 Sullivan County Jail

    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 spent any time in Sullivan County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

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

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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