Orange County Jail is in Orange County, Indiana and is the primary jail for this county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Orange County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Orange County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Orange County Jail? How to view Orange County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Orange County Jail
205 East Main Street
Paoli, IN 47454
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and want to find out where they are?
Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at Orange County Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Orange County Jail Inmate List has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for may be in another jail you should look here: Other County Jails in Indiana
A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of Orange County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Orange County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the person’s legal name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Orange County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you must not travel out of the county.
In most cases, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is easy. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Orange County
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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
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer some questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also depends on if you have a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as your driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Orange County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 812-723-2417
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Orange County Jail is:
Orange County Jail
205 East Main Street
Paoli, IN 47454
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Orange County Jail
205 East Main Street
Paoli, IN 47454
The inmate mail policy at Orange County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.
For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Orange County
If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Indiana.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Orange County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are available at Orange County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Orange County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Orange County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Orange County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, just the block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t discover if they have had any:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Orange County, the Orange County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of getting locked up in the Orange County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Orange County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Orange 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 process for sending money to inmates changes, so we suggest that you check the official Orange County Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Orange County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orange 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?
If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.
Things you can write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell your story about when you did time at Orange County Jail
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Send a message to people still locked up at Orange County Jail
Links and Resources
Orange County Jail Visitation
Orange County Jail Mail Policy
Orange County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Orange County Jail Warrant Inquiry
Orange County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Orange County Jail
Orange County Jail Employment