Middleton House Of Corrections – Middleton, MA

Middleton House Of Corrections is in Middleton County, Massachusetts and is the main jail for that county. Know someone in Middleton House Of Corrections? This guide gives you all about everything related to Middleton House Of Corrections,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Middleton County court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Middleton House Of Corrections
20 Manning Ave.
Middleton, MA 1949

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 978-750-1900
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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 don’t know how to contact them?

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

To find out who is in jail at Middleton House Of Corrections you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Middleton House Of Corrections Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you will want to check the other Massachusetts county jails in our Massachusetts County Jail Guide: Massachusetts County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

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Mugshots can be found online, or you can go in person to the Middleton House Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Middleton House Of Corrections site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate in the Middleton House Of Corrections can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you might get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this 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. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, 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 requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Middleton House Of Corrections frequently change, so review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 978-750-1900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner 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 or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Middleton House Of Corrections is:

Middleton House Of Corrections
20 Manning Ave.
Middleton, MA 1949

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Middleton House Of Corrections
20 Manning Ave.
Middleton, MA 1949


The Middleton House Of Corrections mail policy changes, so double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Middleton County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online 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 that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you can request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could 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

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, just visit the Middleton County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Middleton County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Middleton County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Middleton County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Middleton County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Middleton House Of Corrections is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Middleton House Of Corrections, 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 Middleton House Of Corrections 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 money to inmates at Middleton House Of Corrections could change, so review the official Middleton House Of Corrections site 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 Middleton House Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Middleton House Of Corrections, 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 Middleton House Of Corrections

    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:

    • 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 locked up in Middleton House Of Corrections? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to talk to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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  1. Marilyn says:

    Justin,

    You should think before you act!!!!!! Miss you. Haven’t been suspended lately.

  2. Robert M. says:

    First off I have unfortunately been to Middleton several times but felt the need to correct some info on your site that is wrong. 1)Bail, Massachusetts does not use bail bondsman. Whatever bail is set at arraignment by the judge…eg: $50,000 cash. Means you need ALL of it! Not 10% as your site say’s. they may let you use surety such as your home if the judge allows it, otherwise have 50k or get comfortable. 2) Jail food is horrible it has not improved over time it has gotten much worse!! It is nothing like you would ever eat at home. I have done several prison sentences over a 20 yr period and can say first hand it presently is as bad as it possibly could be. it is probably (I question it though) what the law requires as far as daily intake needs. But a lot of it is borderline edible! most people given the choice would not eat any of it. Ask any inmate there or in about every MA prison and they will confirm that. This site should really fix the issue of explaining bail as it is VERY misinforming! So as the saying goes….don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time….or remember, dead men tell no tales ; )

  3. KEITH P says:

    Give a HOLLER!!!!

  4. KEITH P says:

    Still waiting…..this is why it’s so important for us to come up to see you.

  5. KEITH A. PERRY says:

    Keith…..we have not heard from you in 3 weeks….are you o.k. ?
    Please call.

  6. KEITH A. PERRY says:

    Keith Perry…….we have not heard from you in 3 weeks….are you o.k.?

    Please call.

    Luv,

  7. Alice P says:

    i have not heard from my son in 3 weeks…..I just called and was informed that he is in the HOLE…..This is a
    major concern for me and I need someone to inform me of his healh…..Certainly this institution has doctors and/or chaplains to assist……Please advise asap. Thank you,

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