Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction – Northampton, MA

Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction is in Hampshire County, MA and is the primary jail for that county. Know somebody locked up at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction? This page will tell you all about anything you might need to know about Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction
205 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 1060

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (413) 584-5911
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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 contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction you need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you can check our guide to other Massachusetts jails: Massachusetts Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, 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 break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (413) 584-5911

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction, use this address:

Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction
205 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 1060

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction
205 Rocky Hill Road
Northampton, MA 1060


The Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction inmate mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the 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? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you can request to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Hampshire County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear 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 know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Hampshire County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and 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 can’t see the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the Hampshire County courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hampshire County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Hampshire County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After 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 Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction, 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 Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction 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 someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you review the official Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction site when you send any funds.

    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 Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction, 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 Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction

    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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction

    Links and Resources

    Main Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Link
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Inmate Search Link
    View Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Mugshots
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Bail Amount Link

    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Visitation Procedures
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Jail Mail Policy Link
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Inmate Inquiry Link
    Hampshire County Warrant Inquiry
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Arrest Inquiry
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Send Money Procedure
    Hampshire County Jail And House Of Correction Jobs


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