Wayne County Jail is in Wayne County, IN and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know somebody at Wayne County Jail? This page gives you all about anything related to Wayne County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Wayne County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Wayne County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Wayne County Jail
200 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find them?
Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Wayne County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate search.
The Wayne County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one might be in another jail you should check the other Indiana county jails in our Indiana County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Indiana
A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Wayne County Jail inmates are on the Wayne County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Wayne County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Wayne County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.
In most cases, a prisoner in the Wayne County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect 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 return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Wayne County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman
Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Released On House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first step is that you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that might help others to get through the procedure?
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Wayne County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official Wayne County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Wayne County Jail:
Wayne County Jail
200 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Wayne County Jail
200 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
The Wayne County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the the Wayne County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system in Wayne County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.
To read more about this, read: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Indiana State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records. They include a case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records using the Wayne County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Wayne County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are kept at Wayne County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example 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.
The Wayne County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Wayne County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but only the block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Wayne County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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 in Wayne County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wayne County,the Wayne County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Wayne County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wayne 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 Wayne 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 funds to Wayne County Jail inmates changes, so review the official Wayne County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Wayne County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wayne 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 locked up at Wayne County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Wayne County Jail?
If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.
Things you can put in your review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate
Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.
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