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Vanderburgh County Jail

Vanderburgh County Jail
3500 N. Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711

812-421-6200

The Vanderburgh County Jail is the main jail in Vanderburgh County Indiana. While the police in the cities and towns in Vanderburgh County can arrest and detain offenders, the Vanderburgh County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Indiana to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Vanderburgh County Jail, located at:
3500 N. Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 812-421-6200.

The main reason that people call 812-421-6200 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Vanderburgh County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Vanderburgh County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Vanderburgh County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Vanderburgh County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Vanderburgh County Jail has approximately 12000 bookings, with a daily average of 600 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 150.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Vanderburgh County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Vanderburgh County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Indiana Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Vanderburgh County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Indiana Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Vanderburgh County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Vanderburgh County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Vanderburgh County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Vanderburgh County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Vanderburgh County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Vanderburgh County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Vanderburgh County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Vanderburgh County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Vanderburgh County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How to Communicate with an Vanderburgh County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Vanderburgh County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Vanderburgh County Detention Center
C/O “Inmate Name” @ "Assigned Housing Number"
3500 North Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Vanderburgh County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Vanderburgh County Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Vanderburgh County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Vanderburgh County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail?

To visit an inmate in Vanderburgh County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Vanderburgh County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Vanderburgh County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Vanderburgh County Jail's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Vanderburgh County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Vanderburgh County Jail, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Vanderburgh County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Vanderburgh County Jail Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Vanderburgh County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Vanderburgh County Jail Phone: 812-421-6200


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Vanderburgh County
 

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Inmate Sales, the company that handles inmate messaging in Vanderburgh County, by creating an account.
  • Select Indiana, then select Vanderburgh County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • If you want to pay by phone, call 877-998-5678.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

-  Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.  
-  This product allows Vanderburgh County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
-  Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
-  Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.

Inmate Sales Apps

iphone app
Google Play app

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Vanderburgh County.


 

How Do Inmates in Vanderburgh County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Vanderburgh County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Vanderburgh County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Vanderburgh County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

iphone app
Google Play app

For all the information regarding phone calls with Vanderburgh County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail?

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Vanderburgh County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Vanderburgh County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:

In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Vanderburgh County, these are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure you have a device a speaker, a camera and a connection to the internet.
  • Register with Inmate Sales.
  • Find Vanderburgh County Jail
  • Select 'New Purchase'
  • Choose Vanderburgh County Jail and a product (either 'Remote' or 'Onsite' Visit)
  • Enter your personal information and purchase minutes.
  • Schedule a visit.
  • Call 877-998-5678 if you have any questions.

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Vanderburgh County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Vanderburgh County Jail Phone: 812-421-6200


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Vanderburgh County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Vanderburgh County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Vanderburgh County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select Indiana, then select Vanderburgh County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Vanderburgh County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Vanderburgh County Jail.


 

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Vanderburgh County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Vanderburgh County Jail follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Vanderburgh County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

correctpay.com Contact, Help and FAQ

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Vanderburgh County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Vanderburgh County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Vanderburgh County.
  • Choose Indiana, then Vanderburgh County Jail, and then the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Vanderburgh County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Vanderburgh County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Vanderburgh County Jail, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Vanderburgh County.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Vanderburgh County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Vanderburgh County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Vanderburgh County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Vanderburgh County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Vanderburgh County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Vanderburgh County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Indiana Vanderburgh 600


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3500 N. Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711


TELEPHONE NUMBER


FAX

Jail (Main): 812-421-6384

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Vanderburgh County Detention Center
C/O “Inmate Name” @ "Assigned Housing Number"
3500 North Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711


EMAIL

[email protected]


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana?
There are 600 inmates in the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Vanderburgh County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana every year?
In 2021, a total of 12000 offenders were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

How many people work at the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana?
The Vanderburgh County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 150. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Indiana law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Vanderburgh County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 812-421-6200 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Indiana prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Vanderburgh County Jail in Indiana?
The Vanderburgh County Jail address and phone number is: 3500 N. Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711. Their phone number is 812-421-6200. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Vanderburgh County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Vanderburgh County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Vanderburgh County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Vanderburgh County Jail?
Call 812-421-6200 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Vanderburgh County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

This facility, known as "Vanderburgh County Jail" is also known as Vanderburgh County Jail & Detention Center , Vanderburgh County Jail & Detention Center , Indiana, Vanderburgh.