Westmoreland County Prison – Greensburg, PA

Westmoreland County Prison is in Westmoreland County, PA and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone in Westmoreland County Prison? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Westmoreland County Prison,like: Find out who’s in jail at Westmoreland County Prison? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Westmoreland County Prison intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Westmoreland County Prison
3000 S Grande Blvd
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 724-830-6000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Westmoreland County Prison you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Westmoreland County Prison Inmate Locator has information on people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Pennsylvania County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

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Mugshots of Westmoreland County Prison inmates can be viewed on the Westmoreland County Prison website, or you can see them in person at the Westmoreland County Prison. When viewing online you need to put in their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Westmoreland County Prison site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Westmoreland County Prison are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 must call the Westmoreland County Prison or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Westmoreland County Prison website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. 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 just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken 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 bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Westmoreland County Prison change often, so visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Westmoreland County Prison phone number is: 724-830-6000

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Westmoreland County Prison is:

Westmoreland County Prison
3000 S Grande Blvd
Greensburg, PA 15601

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Westmoreland County Prison
3000 S Grande Blvd
Greensburg, PA 15601


The inmate mail policy at Westmoreland County Prison changes frequently, so be sure to review the the Westmoreland County Prison website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get 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 ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: 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. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a docket and all documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents associated with your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Westmoreland County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you can ask to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants on the Westmoreland County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the 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 offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Westmoreland County,the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Westmoreland County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 funds to people in jail could change, so be sure to review the the Westmoreland County Prison website before you send money 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

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Westmoreland County Prison

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

    • 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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