Howard County Criminal Justice Center – Kokomo, IN

Howard County Criminal Justice Center is in Howard County, IN and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody locked up in Howard County Criminal Justice Center? This page gives you all about everything you might want to know about Howard County Criminal Justice Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Howard County Criminal Justice Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Howard County Criminal Justice Center
1800 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, IN 46901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 765-456-2026
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Howard County Criminal Justice Center you should go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Howard County Criminal Justice Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Howard County Criminal Justice Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Howard County Criminal Justice Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Howard County Criminal Justice Center or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its really easy. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Howard County Criminal Justice Center frequently change, so make sure that you check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Howard County Criminal Justice Center phone number is: 765-456-2026

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Howard County Criminal Justice Center:

Howard County Criminal Justice Center
1800 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, IN 46901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Howard County Criminal Justice Center
1800 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, IN 46901


The Howard County Criminal Justice Center inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Indiana.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the internet service, or at 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 the records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Howard County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. They do a number of things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Howard County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Howard County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Howard County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? 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 plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Howard County,the Howard County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Howard County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Howard County Criminal Justice Center is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Howard County Criminal Justice Center, 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 Howard County Criminal Justice Center 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 funds to Howard County Criminal Justice Center inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to check the the Howard County Criminal Justice Center website when you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Howard County Criminal Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Howard County Criminal Justice Center, 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 Howard County Criminal Justice Center

    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 incarcerated at Howard County Criminal Justice Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Howard County Criminal Justice Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Howard County Criminal Justice Center Link
    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Inmate Search
    View Howard County Criminal Justice Center Mugshots
    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Bail Amount Link

    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Visitation
    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Howard County Criminal Justice Center
    Howard County Warrants
    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Howard County Criminal Justice Center
    Howard County Criminal Justice Center Employment


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