Warren County Jail is located in Warren County and is the main jail for that area. Do you know someone in Warren County Jail? This site gives you all about anything one might want to know about Warren County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Warren County Jail? How to view Warren County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you 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 tips that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Warren County Jail
29 E. Second St
Williamsport, IN 47993
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (765) 762-7234
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to locate them?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Warren County Jail you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Warren County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you can check our guide to other Indiana jails: Indiana County Jails
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Warren County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the legal name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Warren County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and until then you can’t travel out of the county.
In most cases, a prisoner at Warren County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to post ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted 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 will need to call the Warren County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what your legal name is, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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Speak Your Mind
When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official Warren County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and 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 break the rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Warren County Jail phone number is: (765) 762-7234
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Warren County Jail:
Warren County Jail
29 E. Second St
Williamsport, IN 47993
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Warren County Jail
29 E. Second St
Williamsport, IN 47993
The Warren County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Warren County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Warren County magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Warren County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Warren County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find if that person has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Programs and activities
To get this information, you have to do a driving history search.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Warren 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 spending time in Warren County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work 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 Warren 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 Warren 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 funds to inmates at Warren County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Warren County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Warren 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you can include in your review:
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 mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell Your Story
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Warren County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Warren County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Warren County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
Warren County Warrant Inquiry
Warren County Jail Arrests
Send Funds to an Inmate at Warren County Jail
Warren County Jail Employment