Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Clyde Davidson worked for the Jackson County Jail for 37 years!

Clyde passed away on his 79th birthday.  He was loved by the inmates, visitors and staff.  He enjoyed trivia with visitors and staff and loved to talk politics with anyone who would listen. He will be missed by ALL who knew him!


 To pay an offenders bond:


You may also come to the jail to pay a bond 24 hours a day.

The court ordered standard issue bonds are as follows:

Murder - NO BOND

Level 1 Felony - $150,005.00 cash or surety

Level 2 Felony - $100,005.00 cash or surety

Level 3 Felony - $50,005.00 cash or surety

Level 4 Felony - $40,005.00 cash or surety

Level 5 Felony - $20,005.00 cash or surety

Level 6 Felony - $1,505.00 cash only

A Misdemeanor - $705.00 cash only

B or C Misdemeanor - $355.00 cash only

Felony arrests are not eligible to bond until the initial hearing or after 96 hours. Please contact the jail to determine eligibility and bond amount.


 To put money on an offenders account:

COMMISSARY   https://www.jailatm.com

We also accept money orders through the mail and there is also a kiosk in the lobby available 24 hours a day. NO CASH will be accepted.


Jackson County Jail will now be conducting visitation for inmates by video ONLY.

To register go to https://www.encartele.net  or search: CIDNET Portal

For customer service call Toll Free: 1-866-476-6723

Inmates will receive 1 free 20 minute visit per week. This free visit MUST be conducted on the kiosks in the jail lobby.

Visitors can purchase additional video visits that can be done on their smart phones, tablets or home computer.

Inmates and visitors can now send and receive text and picture messages to one another on the new system.  These are available for purchase through the system


Ministers are given the opportunity to visit with offenders every Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Female offenders may be seen from 1pm - 2pm.  Male offenders from 2pm - 3pm.


Offenders are released 24 hours a day with the following exceptions:

No releases during the hours of 6-7:30 am,  11 am to 1 pm and 4-6:30 pm


Offenders that have been released to the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) are not allowed to take their personal items with them.  The offender's personal items can be picked up by a family member or friend within 30 days of the offenders release.

Offenders property will not be released during the above restrictions of release times or during visitation.


Offenders are allowed to receive mail.  ALL mail MUST have a return address. All mail is checked for contraband before it is given to the offender.  The following items are NOT allowed and the mail will be returned to the sender if necessary:

Currently offenders can ONLY receive pre-stamped postcards and 4x6 pictures on regular photo paper. Pictures must be sent in separate from the postcards.  Books MUST be sent directly from the publisher


The Jackson County Jail staff will notify the offender if their mail has been returned.

It is our duty to serve all citizens of Jackson County by providing a safe, secure facility where people are treated with dignity and respect and learn to be accountable for their actions.

The Jackson County Jail houses those charged and awaiting trial, those arrested on warrants, those serving sentences at the county jail, those held by Parole and Probation, and those sentenced to and awaiting beds in the State prison system.

Our Jail houses subjects accused of all levels of charges. We are responsible for securely holding all of these individuals as well as providing a safe environment for the staff, the public and the offenders.

Pretrial confinement is not for punishment purposes. It is merely to assure that the arrestee appears in court. Sentenced inmates, on the other hand, are here as punishment for their offense. It is the responsibility of the Jail Commander and staff to make productive use of the inmates’ time, but not to inflict further punishment upon them.