Greene County Jail is in Greene County and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody locked up in Greene County Jail? This site tells you all about anything you might want to know about Greene County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and advice you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Greene County Jail
77 E Market St.
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 937-562-4840
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at Greene County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.
The Greene County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you can look here: Ohio County Jails
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Greene County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Greene County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Greene County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral.
To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.
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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
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, will answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
In the event there is a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.
The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors have to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should double-check the official 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 with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Greene County Jail phone number is: 937-562-4840
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Greene County Jail:
Greene County Jail
77 E Market St.
Xenia, OH 45385
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Greene County Jail
77 E Market St.
Xenia, OH 45385
The mail policy can change, so we suggest that you review the site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
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 records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the internet service, or by going to 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 who maintains court records and controls access to them. They 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 held at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Greene County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do this, you will have to query the Greene County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Greene County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail 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 have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Greene County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if someone had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You must be over the age of 21.
- You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You must be a US Citizen.
- You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You must pass a drug test.
- You must have a good level of fitness.
- You must be in good health.
- You must have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in Greene County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.
Speak Your Mind
Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Greene County, the Greene County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Greene County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Greene 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 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 funds to jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send any funds.
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
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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.
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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.
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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been an inmate in Greene County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Greene County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?
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