Lewis County Jail – Lowville, NY

Lewis County Jail is located in Lewis County and is the main jail for this county. Looking for somebody locked up in Lewis County Jail? This site will tell you about everything you might want to know about Lewis County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lewis County Jail
5252 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (315) 376-5290
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Lewis County Jail you have to go to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Lewis County Jail Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information on anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be at another jail you should check our guide to other New York jails: New York County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lewis County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can view them at the Lewis County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Lewis County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Lewis County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they 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 at Lewis County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, 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, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should visit the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Lewis County Jail phone number is: (315) 376-5290

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 mail delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lewis County Jail:

Lewis County Jail
5252 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lewis County Jail
5252 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, NY 13367


The mail policy changes, so you should double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ 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 through the complicated legal system in Lewis County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the New York State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in New York.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Lewis County court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file with a docket and all documents in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Lewis County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court 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 in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Lewis County court magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. They do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you should visit the Lewis County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Lewis County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, 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 easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lewis County,the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Lewis County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Lewis County Jail, 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 Lewis County Jail 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 inmates at Lewis County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Lewis County Jail site when send money to someone in jail 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lewis County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lewis County Jail, 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 Lewis County Jail

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Lewis County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Lewis County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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