Paulding County Jail is located in Paulding County and is the main jail for that region. Looking for someone locked up at Paulding County Jail? This page tells you info about anything related to Paulding County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Paulding County Jail? How to view Paulding County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others would be appreciated.
Paulding County Jail
500 East Perry Street
Paulding, OH 45879
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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 locate them?
Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who is in jail at Paulding County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Paulding County Jail Inmate List has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find info about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another jail you can check our guide to other Ohio jails: List of all jails in Ohio
A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of Paulding County Jail prisoners can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Paulding County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Paulding County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to go out of town.
In most cases, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Paulding County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
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 waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a number of questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know 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 so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as an official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Paulding County Jail are always changing, so review the official Paulding County Jail jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 419-399-3791
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Paulding County Jail:
Paulding County Jail
500 East Perry Street
Paulding, OH 45879
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Paulding County Jail
500 East Perry Street
Paulding, OH 45879
The Paulding County Jail mail policy changes, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer
If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Paulding County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, just visit the Paulding County jail website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the Paulding County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or 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 sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Paulding County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Paulding County, the Paulding County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Paulding County Jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Paulding 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 Paulding 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 procedure to send money to inmates can change, so visit the site when you send money to an inmate there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at Paulding County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Paulding County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
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Tell Your Story
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