Morgan County Jail is located in Morgan County, IN and is the jail for that area. Know somebody in Morgan County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Morgan County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Morgan County Jail
160 N. Park Ave
Martinsville, IN 46151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at Morgan County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate search.
The Morgan County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for might be at another county jail you will want to check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshotes of Morgan County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Morgan County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Morgan County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Morgan County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.
Usually, prisoners at Morgan County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the Morgan County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Morgan County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and 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 break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Morgan County Jail:
Morgan County Jail
160 N. Park Ave
Martinsville, IN 46151
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Morgan County Jail
160 N. Park Ave
Martinsville, IN 46151
The Morgan County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more information about this, click: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are 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 that they did a good job of defending you?
Morgan County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records using the Morgan County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. They do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you 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 you should query the jail’s website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Morgan County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their drivers 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- 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
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.
Speak Your Mind
For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Morgan County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that getting locked up in Morgan County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After 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 Morgan 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 Morgan 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 can change, so be sure to review the the Morgan County Jail 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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Morgan County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morgan 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.
Apply for a Job at Morgan County Jail
There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up at Morgan County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If you have, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.
Things you could include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
Tell Your Story About Morgan County Jail
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to talk to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.
Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Morgan County Jail
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