Delaware County Jail Inmate Search

Delaware County Jail is a medium security jail which comes under jurisdiction of Delaware County, IN. The jail is maintained and operated by sheriffs at Delaware County. Offenders from the Police and City jails are transferred to the jail after the paper work is done. They usually stay in the jail, till they are sentenced, acquitted or released on bail. It houses inmate for short period of time serving less than a year jail term. Most of the inmates in Delaware County Jail are convicted for misdemeanour offenses like drunk-and-drive, fight/assault, theft etc. It provides basic amenities to the inmates like bathroom facility, 3 times meals, education program and TV facility. It also provides work release program and other specialized services to the inmates.

Jail Name :

Delaware County Jail

Jail Type :

County Jail

Location:

100 West Washington Street, Muncie, Indiana, 47305

City:

Muncie

Postal Code:

47305

State :

Indiana (IN)

County:

Delaware County

Phone:

765-747-7870

Email:

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Fax:

765-741-8430

Prison beds:

221

Phone Carrier:

Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork

Website:

http://www.delawarecountysheriff.org/Jail/General-Info


Delaware County Jail Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Delaware County Jail?

  • Delaware County Jail maintains an online inmate roster where one can find the list of detainees. The list is updated usually once a month. To check the inmate roster please visit Delaware County Jail Sheriff Department website. Usually the best way is to call the Muncie police department at 765-747-7870 and enquire about the inmate directly.

Q. What if you are not able to find the inmate in Delaware County Jail?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to nearby county jail or state prison facility or is released from jail. Check Indiana inmate search page for more details on how to search for inmate in Indiana.

Q. What are the visitation rules of Delaware County Jail?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian. For more information one can call on 765-747-7870.


Delaware County Jail Visitation Hours:

Sunday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday

7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

History

Built-in 1992 Delaware County, Indiana 's current county jail is the sixth incarnation of that facility. When Delaware County was chartered in 1827 there was no county jail. Peter Nolin the county's first sheriff kept prisoners shackled to a post in his private residence. A year after the county's founding a log structure was erected to house arrestees. Overcrowding soon became an issue at the new jail.

To compensate more trustworthy prisoners spent the day on their own recognizance. The prisoners' travels were limited. They could range 39 degrees and 30 minutes west of the jail. North and South of the jail trustees could not go further than 154 poles past the jail.

Two years into its existence the log jail was ruled unsafe and too inefficient. As a result, it was decided that a new facility needed to be built. The interior walls of the new building were made of logs with an outer wall of brick. The building had two floors with the upper level serving as a debtor's prison. This jail was used for seven years before it was found to be unsanitary. Additionally, the locks on the cells only worked sporadically. The cell doors not locking properly also contributed to the decision to replace the jail.

Twenty years would pass before $3,000 would be allocated to build a new county jail in Muncie the site of the current Delaware County jail. Nicknamed for its architect Thomas Neely the "Neely Jail" was completed in 1859. There was a cost overrun of $1,947.69. In 1882 the construction began on a third county jail and was completed a year later. The cost of construction was $18,041.10.

In 1922 the third jail was overhauled and a juvenile detention center was added. In a dozen years, the fourth jail would be found to be dangerous and outdated. At a cost of $205,000, a fifth jail was completed in the mid-1950s. By 1978 it was not uncommon for the Delaware County Jail to contain twice the number of inmates it was built to hold. This overcrowding led to inmates filing suit in Federal Court.

Dunn v. Carey not only addressed overcrowding but the lack of certain beverages at breakfast, complaints about the quality of the bedding, and the lack of exercise facilities. The suit resulted in the building of the current county jail. On an average day between 260 and 300 arrestees pass the through the Delaware County Jail. Almost a self-contained community the jail has its own medical facilities, kitchen, and laundry. Inmates who qualify can avail themselves of a variety of counseling services including addiction counseling, life skills development, and anger management. Inmates can also work towards earning a GED.

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