Multi County Correctional Center – Mechanicsburg, OH

Multi County Correctional Center is located in Multi-County Regional Area, OH and is the correctional facility for this county. Know somebody in jail at Multi County Correctional Center? This page gives you all about anything one might want to know about Multi County Correctional Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Multi County Correctional Center. How to view Multi County Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Multi County Correctional Center
4099 State Route 559
Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (937) 834-5000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to search who is in jail at Multi County Correctional Center you have to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Multi County Correctional Center Inmate Roster is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: List of all jails in Ohio


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can view them at the Multi County Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Multi County Correctional Center site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.

Typically, an inmate can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the Multi County Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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, it’s very simple to do. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Multi County Correctional Center

Have you ever had to find a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that will help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Multi County Correctional Center visitation procedures change often, so you should check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (937) 834-5000

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Multi County Correctional Center, use this address:

Multi County Correctional Center
4099 State Route 559
Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Multi County Correctional Center
4099 State Route 559
Mechanicsburg, OH 43044


The Multi County Correctional Center inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the the Multi County Correctional Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you 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 private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Ohio State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the documents and motions in your case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to get a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Multi-County Regional Area court website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear 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 name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Multi-County Regional Area Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county 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 can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Multi-County Regional Area courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Multi-County Regional Area,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Multi-County Regional Area jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Multi County Correctional 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 Multi County Correctional 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail could change, so you should double check the official Multi County Correctional Center site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Multi County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Multi County Correctional 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 Multi County Correctional 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:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate 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 get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Multi County Correctional Center? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

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