Richmond County Jail – Staten Island, NY

Richmond County Jail is in Richmond County, NY and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Richmond County Jail? This site tells you information about anything related to Richmond County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Richmond County Jail
350 St. Marks Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 718 815-8407
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Richmond County Jail you need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Richmond County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can look here, too: List of all county jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Richmond County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Richmond County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Richmond County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Richmond County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, 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 must call the Richmond County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Richmond County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Richmond County

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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 Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
The Richmond County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 718 815-8407

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Richmond County Jail is:

Richmond County Jail
350 St. Marks Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Richmond County Jail
350 St. Marks Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


The Richmond County Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Richmond County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in Richmond County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more info on this, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Richmond County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Richmond County court website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Richmond County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Richmond County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people 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 this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the exact address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you won’t discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Richmond County,the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Richmond County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 funds to inmates could change, so we suggest that you check the site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Richmond County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Richmond 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 Richmond 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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