Warren County Prison – Warren, PA

Warren County Prison is in Warren County and is the primary jail for the region. Looking for somebody locked up in Warren County Prison? This guide will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Warren County Prison,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Prison
407 Market Street
Warren, PA 16365

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 814-723-2486
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Warren County Prison you need to go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Warren County Prison Inmate Roster has information on persons who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another jail you should check the other Pennsylvania county jails in our Pennsylvania County Jail Guide: Pennsylvania Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched online, or you can see them at the Warren County Prison. When viewing online you need to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Warren County Prison website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

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

Usually, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 Warren County Prison or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. 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’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Warren County Prison can change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 814-723-2486

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Warren County Prison:

Warren County Prison
407 Market Street
Warren, PA 16365

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Prison
407 Market Street
Warren, PA 16365


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


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system in Warren County. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Warren County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Warren County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Warren County court magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just access the Warren County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Warren County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Warren County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Warren County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed 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 view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Warren County Prison is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Warren 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 Warren County Prison uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail at Warren County Prison can change, so be sure to double check the the Warren County Prison website before send money 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 Warren County Prison

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

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Warren County Prison?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Warren County Prison? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

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