Clinton County Jail is located in Clinton County, IN and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody in Clinton County Jail? This site gives you information about anything related to Clinton County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. How to view Clinton County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.
Clinton County Jail
301 E. Walnut St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
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 in jail and want to locate them?
Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Clinton County Jail you have to go to their link and perform an inmate search.
The Clinton County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find info on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Indiana
A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshotes of Clinton County Jail prisoners can be found on the Clinton County Jail website, or you can see them at the Clinton County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Clinton County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the area.
In most cases, inmates at Clinton County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will have to call the Clinton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- You will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go.
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 and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Clinton County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. Clearly print the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Clinton County Jail:
Clinton County Jail
301 E. Walnut St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Clinton County Jail
301 E. Walnut St.
Frankfort, IN 46041
The Clinton County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is 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 it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Clinton County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are available at Clinton County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various 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 the fees.
The Clinton County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
You can just visit the Clinton County jail website, and search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Clinton County court website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. 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 convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records online, or at the Clinton County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person has had any:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other 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 Drivers 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 facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clinton County,the Clinton County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Clinton County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Clinton 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 Clinton 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 someone in jail at Clinton County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send money to an inmate.
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 Clinton County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clinton 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.
Speak Your Mind
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 incarcerated in Clinton County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.
Things you might want to include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
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