Delaware County Jail – Delhi, NY

Delaware County Jail is in Delaware County, NY and is the correctional facility for the area. Know somebody locked up in Delaware County Jail? This guide will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Delaware County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Delaware County Jail
280 Phoebe Lane €“ Suite One
Delhi, NY 13753

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Delaware County Jail you should click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Delaware County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: Other County Jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them at the Delaware County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Delaware County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Delaware County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Delaware County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly 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 it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any secrets that will help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Delaware County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Delaware County Jail, use this address:

Delaware County Jail
280 Phoebe Lane €“ Suite One
Delhi, NY 13753

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Delaware County Jail
280 Phoebe Lane €“ Suite One
Delhi, NY 13753


The mail policy at Delaware County Jail changes frequently, so check the official Delaware County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Delaware County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are maintained at Delaware County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Delaware County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people 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 view this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Delaware County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Delaware County Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Delaware County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Delaware 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 funds to someone in jail could change, so it would be best to visit the site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Delaware County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Delaware 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 Delaware County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    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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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Delaware County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Delaware County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how 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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