Pike County Jail is in Pike County, Indiana and is the main jail for that region. Looking for someone in Pike County Jail? This page tells you about anything you might want to know about Pike County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Pike County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could help others will be welcome.
Pike County Jail
100 South 4Th Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (812) 354-6024
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find them?
Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
To look up who’s in jail at Pike County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.
The Pike County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at a different jail you can check our Indiana county jail guide: Indiana County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can view them at the Pike County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Pike County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will 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 getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner in the Pike County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can be released. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose that 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 will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. 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 prisoner 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.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee 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 extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to use the telephone so you can 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 get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should check the official 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. Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.
The Pike County Jail phone number is: (812) 354-6024
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Pike County Jail is:
Pike County Jail
100 South 4Th Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Pike County Jail
100 South 4Th Street
Petersburg, IN 47567
The Pike County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Pike County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
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All court records are public records and are available upon request. They contain a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the Pike County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.
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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Pike County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses 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 ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
You can you need to query the Pike County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- Their name.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Pike County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Pike County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people 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 internet, but bear in mind that you can’t get the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to find out if they has had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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 in Pike County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- The other inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the Pike County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pike County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Pike County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Pike 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 Pike 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 money to jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website before you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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Types of Jobs at Pike County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pike 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.
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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
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?
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Links and Resources
Pike County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Pike County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Find an inmate at Pike County Jail
Pike County Warrant Inquiry
Pike County Jail Arrest Lookup
Pike County Jail Send Money Procedure
Jobs at Pike County Jail