Jefferson County Jail is in Jefferson County, PA and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know someone in Jefferson County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Jefferson County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Jefferson County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Jefferson County Jail
200 Main St.
Brookville, PA 15825
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at Jefferson County Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.
The Jefferson County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Pennsylvania jails: Pennsylvania Jails
A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshotes of Jefferson County Jail prisoners can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Jefferson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter their first and last name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Jefferson County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and you are not permitted to leave the county.
In most cases, prisoners in the Jefferson County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail 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.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.
You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jefferson County
Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Do you know any things that might help others get through the process?
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out 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 there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Jefferson County Jail is:
Jefferson County Jail
200 Main St.
Brookville, PA 15825
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Jefferson County Jail
200 Main St.
Brookville, PA 15825
The Jefferson County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so visit the the Jefferson County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have 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 get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Jefferson County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.
For more information on this, visit: Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Jefferson County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Jefferson County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to see your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.
Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?
To do so, you need to visit the Jefferson County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Jefferson County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people 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 offenders on the website, but remember that you will not find the precise address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to see if that person has had:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Jefferson County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this information, you must do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Jefferson County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 jail inmates can change, so it would be best to check the official website when you send any money.
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 Jefferson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson 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.
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Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?
If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?
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