Grant County Jail is in Grant County and is the primary jail for that region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Grant County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Grant County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Grant County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And more…
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others will be much appreciated.
Grant County Jail
214 East 4Th Street
Marion, IN 46952
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who is in jail at Grant County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Grant County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here: Indiana County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.
Mugshots of Grant County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them at the Grant County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Grant County Jail site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the various 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
Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to travel out of the county.
Usually, a prisoner can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Grant County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Grant County Jail
Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will allow you to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Grant County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 509-754-2011
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Grant County Jail:
Grant County Jail
214 East 4Th Street
Marion, IN 46952
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Grant County Jail
214 East 4Th Street
Marion, IN 46952
The inmate mail policy at Grant County Jail is always changing, so review the official Grant County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Indiana State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Grant County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The Grant County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Grant County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Grant County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but remember that you will not see the exact address, just the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Grant County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to find out if that person had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- 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 at the jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner activities and programs
To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Grant County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Grant County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 funds to inmates at Grant County Jail could change, so it would be best to visit the the Grant County Jail website 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Grant County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant 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.
Tell Your Story
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 locked up at Grant County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Grant County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Grant County Jail Visitation Policy Link
Grant County Jail Jail Mail Link
Find an inmate at Grant County Jail
Grant County Warrants
Grant County Jail Arrest Lookup
Send Money to an Inmate at Grant County Jail
Grant County Jail Employment