Parke County Jail is located in Parke County, IN and is the primary jail for the area. Know someone at Parke County Jail? This page tells you about everything related to Parke County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Parke County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Parke County court information. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could help others is welcome.
Parke County Jail
458 W. Strawberry Rd.
Rockville, IN 47872
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 family member or friend who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Parke County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Parke County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find info on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you can check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Indiana County Jails Listing
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Parke County Jail inmates can be searched on the Parke County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Parke County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Parke County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, 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 locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Usually, a prisoner at Parke County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Parke County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, its really easy. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Parke County Jail
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?
Speak Your Mind
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures can change, so visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Parke County Jail is:
Parke County Jail
458 W. Strawberry Rd.
Rockville, IN 47872
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Parke County Jail
458 W. Strawberry Rd.
Rockville, IN 47872
The mail policy at Parke County Jail changes, so you should double check the official Parke County Jail site before 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 an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Parke County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Parke County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Parke County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Parke County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you should request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?
You can you should access the Parke County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Parke County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the actual address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Parke County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if someone has had:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- 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 in Parke County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Parke County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List:
Parke County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in the Parke County jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Parke 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 Parke 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 Parke County Jail inmates can change, so check the official Parke County Jail site before you send any funds.
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 Parke County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Parke 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 locked up at Parke County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Parke County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Tell your story about when you did time at Parke County Jail
Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.
Say Hello to people still locked up at Parke County Jail
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