Livingston County Jail – Geneseo, NY

Livingston County Jail is in Livingston County and is the jail for this county. Know someone locked up at Livingston County Jail? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Livingston County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Livingston County Jail intake procedures. Livingston County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Livingston County Jail
4 Court Street
Geneseo, NY 14454

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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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 contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Livingston County Jail you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Livingston County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should look here, too: New York Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Livingston County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Livingston County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Livingston County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Livingston County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available 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 removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Livingston County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Livingston County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some simple questions, like your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be put in the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Livingston County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

The Livingston County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Livingston County Jail is:

Livingston County Jail
4 Court Street
Geneseo, NY 14454

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Livingston County Jail
4 Court Street
Geneseo, NY 14454


The Livingston County Jail mail policy changes often, so you should visit the official Livingston County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the New York State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

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 include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records via the Livingston County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Livingston County magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Livingston County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Livingston County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Livingston County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at the Livingston County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Livingston County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Livingston County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Livingston County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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 at Livingston County Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the official website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Livingston County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Livingston County Jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Livingston County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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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 get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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