Wayne County Correctional Facility – Honesdale, PA

Wayne County Correctional Facility is located in Wayne County, PA and is the main jail for the area. Do you know someone locked up in Wayne County Correctional Facility? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Wayne County Correctional Facility: 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. Wayne County Correctional Facility intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wayne County Correctional Facility
44 Mid-Wayne Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 570-253-5970
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Wayne County Correctional Facility you have to go to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Wayne County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another jail you can check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: List of all county jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Wayne County Correctional Facility prisoners can be found on the Wayne County Correctional Facility website, or you can view them at the Wayne County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Wayne County Correctional Facility site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. 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 various mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Wayne County Correctional Facility will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Wayne County Correctional Facility. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any tips that might help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Wayne County Correctional Facility visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Wayne County Correctional Facility phone number is: 570-253-5970

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Correctional Facility:

Wayne County Correctional Facility
44 Mid-Wayne Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wayne County Correctional Facility
44 Mid-Wayne Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, 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 and case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Wayne County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are available at the Wayne County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Wayne County court magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wayne County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the exact address, but rather the 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 includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if they had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne 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 Wayne County Correctional Facility is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Wayne County Correctional Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Wayne County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to Wayne County Correctional Facility inmates can change, so be sure to double check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wayne County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne County Correctional Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Wayne County Correctional Facility

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Wayne County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • 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? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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