Wyoming County Correctional Facility – Tunkhannock, PA

Wyoming County Correctional Facility is located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and is the main jail for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Wyoming County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Wyoming County Correctional Facility,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Wyoming County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Wyoming County Correctional Facility intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Wyoming County Correctional Facility
10 Stark St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 570-836-1717
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Wyoming County Correctional Facility you need to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wyoming County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get info for anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Other Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wyoming County Correctional Facility inmates can be searched on the Wyoming County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them in person at the Wyoming County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Wyoming County Correctional Facility site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

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

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Wyoming County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, 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 a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Wyoming County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your 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 the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Wyoming County Correctional Facility can change, so we suggest that you visit the official site before you try to 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 a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Wyoming County Correctional Facility phone number is: 570-836-1717

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wyoming County Correctional Facility is:

Wyoming County Correctional Facility
10 Stark St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wyoming County Correctional Facility
10 Stark St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657


The mail policy can change, so you should check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Wyoming County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a case file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your court case are available at Wyoming County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate 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 Wyoming County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Wyoming County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • 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, usually will not be able to see if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wyoming County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Wyoming County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Wyoming County Correctional Facility can change, so it would be best to double check the site when you send any money.

    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 Wyoming County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wyoming 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 Wyoming County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 incarcerated at Wyoming County Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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