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!


HIPAA:  In accordance the the State of Indiana HIPAA regulations, Inmate(s) medical status cannot be disclosed.

To pay an offenders bond:


We request you call the jail to schedule a time to pay a cash bond.

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.

Bonds will not be taken during facility lock down times.

 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 by jail employees.


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.

Only those approved by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department will be permitted to visit. (children excluded)

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. 3-way messaging or the use of cameras or other recording devices could result is loss of privileges for the account holder and/or the inmate. Nudity or any sexual acts/content will NOT be permitted.


Ministers are given the opportunity to visit with offenders by scheduling the visit in advance with the jail commander.


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

No releases during the hours of 6-7:30 am,  12 pm to 2 pm and 5:30-7:30 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:

  • Postage stamps (except for the incoming envelope), stamp books, or pre-stamped envelopes

  • Food

  • Laminated or glued cards, embellishments on cards, musical cards

  • Taped or glued items, stickers or sticker-type address labels

  • Phone calling cards

  • Lip markings "kisses", or any other bodily fluids, wet marks or staining

  • Instructions of any kind for construction or use of tools, any type of weapon, ammunition, explosive or incendiary devices

  • Eye glass cases

  • Materials with colored ink other than blue or black

  • Materials with colored paints, marker, crayon or white-out

  • Material  with cologne, perfume or glitter

  • Colored paper/pages

  • Material with staples or paperclips

  • Polaroid pictures, photos larger than 4x6

  • Photos depicting child abuse, physical or sexual

  • Materials depicting/describing the altering of the security or operation of the facility

  • Materials depicting/describing the process of alcohol or drug production

  • Materials written in code or how to use code

  • Material instructing/encouraging criminal activity

  • Material detailing computer/communication devices

  • Material on gambling

  • Material for tattooing/body piercing

  • Medical publications/instructions

  • Police canine policy/procedures

  • Material containing nudity and/or sexual behaviors/acts

  • Any item delivered COD (cash on delivery)

Legal mail MUST be marked as such: "Legal", "Confidential", "Attorney/Client", "Privileged"

All newspapers, magazines, books and other publications MUST be NEW and from the Publisher. No 3rd party vendors!

Any magazine/book/legal mail with staples will have the staples removed before given to offender

The Sheriff's department has final say on all mail/correspondence

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

New Mail Policy Effective 5/4/20


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.