Harrison County Jail is in Harrison County, Ohio and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know somebody locked up at Harrison County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about Harrison County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Harrison County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Harrison County Jail
114 Court St
Cadiz, OH 43907
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to locate them?
To see who is in jail at Harrison County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.
The Harrison County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find info for anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Ohio county jails in our Ohio County Jail Guide: Ohio County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Harrison County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Harrison County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, 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, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.
Usually, inmates in the Harrison County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Harrison County Jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your 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 there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out 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 find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official Harrison County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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. Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Harrison County Jail phone number is: (740)942-2197
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Harrison County Jail:
Harrison County Jail
114 Court St
Cadiz, OH 43907
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Harrison County Jail
114 Court St
Cadiz, OH 43907
The mail policy changes often, so double check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.
For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Ohio State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay 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 magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like determining how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the Harrison County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Harrison County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Harrison County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- Conditions in Harrison County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the Harrison County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Harrison County, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Harrison County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. Following 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 Harrison 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 Harrison 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 inmates at Harrison County Jail can change, so you should review the official website when 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 Harrison County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harrison 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 spent any time at Harrison County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Harrison County Jail?
If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.
Things you can include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?
Speak Your Mind
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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