Greene County Jail – Catskill, NY

Greene County Jail is located in Greene County, New York and is the jail for this region. Know someone locked up at Greene County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything related to Greene County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Greene County Jail? How to view Greene County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Greene County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Greene County Jail
80 Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (518) 943-3300
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Greene County Jail you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Greene County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another jail you will want to check our New York county jail guide: List of all jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can go in person to the Greene County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Greene County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Greene County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like 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

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Greene County Jail

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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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer some questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Greene County Jail phone number is: (518) 943-3300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Greene County Jail:

Greene County Jail
80 Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Greene County Jail
80 Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414


The mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Greene County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the New York State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Greene County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or at the Greene County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your case. They do different functions, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Greene County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Greene County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Greene County,the Greene County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Greene County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Greene County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Greene 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 Greene County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Greene County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Greene County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Greene County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 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:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Greene County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Greene County Jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Greene County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Greene County Jail


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