Henry County Jail is located in Henry County, IN and is the main jail for this region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Henry County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Henry County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Henry County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.
Henry County Jail
127 North 12Th Street
New Castle, IN 47362
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find out where they are?
Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To look up who is in jail at Henry County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Henry County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for may be at another county jail you will want to check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails
A mugshot, or booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of Henry County Jail inmates can be seen on the Henry County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Henry County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Henry County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.
Usually, an inmate in the Henry County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following 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.
- First, must answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the official Henry County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.
The Henry County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Henry County Jail is:
Henry County Jail
127 North 12Th Street
New Castle, IN 47362
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Henry County Jail
127 North 12Th Street
New Castle, IN 47362
The Henry County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should review the the Henry County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney
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 case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records. Court records have a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Henry County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs 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 a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
After 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 incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Henry County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Henry County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are 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 on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t get the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.
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 any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Henry County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, usually will not find out if that person has had any:
- Speeding or wreckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Henry County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Henry County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Henry 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 Henry 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 Henry County Jail inmates can change, so it would be best to double check the site when 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 Henry County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Henry 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 been an inmate in Henry County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.
Things you might want to write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Henry County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
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