Worcester County Jail – West Boylston, MA

Worcester County Jail is located in Worcester County and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up in Worcester County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Worcester County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Worcester County Jail
5 Paul X Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 1583

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 is in jail and need to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Worcester County Jail you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Worcester County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be at another jail you can check our Massachusetts county jail guide: List of all jails in Massachusetts


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Worcester County Jail website, or you can see them at the Worcester County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Worcester County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Worcester County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Worcester County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following 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 thing you will have to to is you will answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official Worcester County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Worcester County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and inspected by the jail officers, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Worcester County Jail
5 Paul X Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 1583

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Worcester County Jail
5 Paul X Tivnan Drive
West Boylston, MA 1583


The Worcester County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated court system in Worcester County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Worcester County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Worcester County 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 are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Worcester County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you need to visit the Worcester County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Worcester County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered 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 keep in mind that you will not get the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Worcester County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Worcester County jail is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the the Worcester County Jail website when 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 Worcester County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Worcester 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 Worcester 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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