Tioga County Prison – Wellsboro, PA

Tioga County Prison is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Tioga County Prison? This page gives you about everything one might want to know about Tioga County Prisonsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Tioga County Prison
1768 Shumway Hill Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (570) 724-5911
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Tioga County Prison you will need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Tioga County Prison Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in a different jail you should check the other Pennsylvania county jails in our Pennsylvania County Jail Guide: Pennsylvania County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Tioga County Prison. When viewing online you need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Tioga County Prison site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you must not leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Tioga County Prison or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Tioga County Prison site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Tioga County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your 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 really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that will help others to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Tioga County Prison frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (570) 724-5911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Tioga County Prison is:

Tioga County Prison
1768 Shumway Hill Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Tioga County Prison
1768 Shumway Hill Road
Wellsboro, PA 16901


The Tioga County Prison mail policy can change, so be sure to review the 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 have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in Tioga County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Tioga County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Tioga County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you 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 Tioga County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Tioga County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Tioga County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Tioga County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tioga County,the Tioga County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Tioga County jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Tioga 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 Tioga 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 procedure to send money to jail inmates is always changing, so you should visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Tioga County Prison

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

    • 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 spent any time in Tioga County Prison? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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