Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex – Jeffersonville, IN

Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex is located in Clark County, Indiana and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex? This guide gives you all about anything one might want to know about Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 812-283-4471
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Inmate List is a list of people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you can check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana Jails


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex. When viewing online you need to enter the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave town.

Typically, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the official Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 812-283-4471

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex:

Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130


The Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex mail policy is always changing, so you should check the the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Clark County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Indiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file containing a docket and all of the documents that have been filed. You are able to access court records with the Clark County website, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clark County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are kept at Clark County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Clark County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Clark County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Clark County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Clark County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex, 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 Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex 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 is always changing, so be sure to check the site when 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex, 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 Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex

    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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. 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? Trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Link
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Inmate Search Link
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Mugshots
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Bail Link

    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Visitation Policy Link
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Jail Mail Link
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Inmate Inquiry Link
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Warrant Inquiry
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Arrests
    Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex


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  1. Ashley says:

    To be honest parts of Clark County jail are horrible & others not so much. Worst part: never knowing if you are going to have to wait 4 hours or 3 days for your phone call. Yes, there is a phone in the drunk tank, but when you first get arrested you aren’t gonna have money on your books right away and you can call collect, but some house phones have to be set up to collect them. So if you’re lucky enough to remember some numbers, you might not be able to get through-even if the person wanted to accept, they can’t. Plus you can be there for 6-8 hours easy before you get your numbers for the phone. And all that is if they even have the drunk tank phones on. They have kept them turned off 2 full days before, ok not so bad if you’d let people use the free phone-I mean maybe I am a criminal, but don’t I still get 1 phone call. I realize the guards are busy and yea waiting is part of it. I can understand waiting a couple hours for something that takes 5 minutes, but not 8, 14, 24, 36 hours-up to multiple days. Especially for one phone call.

  2. Jay says:

    How do you find out an inmates bail amount?

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