Fulton County Jail is in Fulton County, PA and is the correctional facility for this county. Know somebody at Fulton County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Fulton County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Fulton County Jail intake procedures. Fulton County court information. And much, much more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make the process less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others will be welcome.
Fulton County Jail
207 North 2Nd Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 717-485-4221
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to search who’s in jail at Fulton County Jail you will need to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Fulton County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Pennsylvania Jails
A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Fulton County Jail inmates can be searched on the Fulton County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Fulton County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Fulton County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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
Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you can’t leave the county.
In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid 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 have to call the Fulton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Fulton County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Fulton County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Do you have any things that might help others make it through jail processing?
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Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.
The Fulton County Jail phone number is: 717-485-4221
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Fulton County Jail is:
Fulton County Jail
207 North 2Nd Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Fulton County Jail
207 North 2Nd Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
The Fulton County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official Fulton County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more information about this, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Fulton County
If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Fulton County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The Fulton County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Fulton County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Fulton County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, usually will not discover if someone had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- Conditions in Fulton County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Fulton County, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Fulton County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 process for sending money to inmates at Fulton County Jail is likely to change, so visit the official website before you send funds 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 Fulton County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Fulton 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 Fulton County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Fulton County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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Links and Resources
Fulton County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Fulton County Jail Mail Policy
Find an inmate at Fulton County Jail
Fulton County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Fulton County Jail Arrest Inquiry
Fulton County Jail Send Money Procedure
Fulton County Jail Jobs
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