Search Inmates in Brown County, Indiana. Results May Include: Arrests, Charges, Mugshot, Booking Date, Booking Number, Status, Description, Code, Level, Count, Personal Description.

Brown County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Brown County is located in Central Indiana. It was founded in 1836 and named in honor of Gen. Jacob Brown who served during the War of 1812 and famous for defeating the British at the Battle of Sackett’s Harbor. The county seat is Nashville. The zip codes in Brown County are 47435 and 47448.

Sheriff Scott D. Southerland is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Brown County. You can reach him at 812-988-6655 or via email at The Clerk of the Brown Circuit Court is Brenda Woods. She is responsible for the safekeeping of all Circuit Court records and for issuing marriage licenses. You can reach her at 812-988-5510.

Brown County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 55 State Road 46 East, Nashville, Indiana 47448
Phone: 812-988-6655
Fax: (812) 988-8859

Inmate Search in Brown County Jail

The Brown County Jail does not maintain an online roster of inmates currently incarcerated in the facility. If you wish to locate a person here, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 812-988-6655.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Brown County Jail are allowed one 1-hour visit each week. Visitors are required to present a valid photo ID upon signing in for a visit. Visitation at this facility are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The visiting hours are as follows:

Male Inmates:
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Female Inmates:
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Federal law mandates that sex offenders must give their information to local law enforcement so that it may be entered into the national and state sex offender registries. A person is considered as a sex offender if he has been found guilty of a criminal offense involving sex such as rape, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. Residents of Brown County can search for sex offenders in their neighborhood by visiting

Bear in mind that the state cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the information in the database because some sex offenders do not obey the registration law. You may see results that only show previous residential addresses.

Bail and Bondsman

A person arrested for a crime may be released from jail while his trial is still pending provided that he was able to post bail. This is the money he needs to place in the court’s keeping as part of his guarantee that he will return to court once the trial starts. If he misses one court date, the money is forfeited.

Defendants who are not financially capable of posting bail on their own can use a bondsman’s services to secure his release from prison. A bondsman, when hired, can act as a surety and will be held liable for paying the entire bail amount if the defendant does not show up as promise. The cost of a bondsman’s services is usually 10% of the bail amount.

Brown County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Brown County Probation Office
Location:20 East Main Street, Nashville, Indiana, 47448
Brown County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined40
Avg Daily Population38
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll37
Full time total employees38
Total salaries and wages1202189
Other operating expenditures145613
Total construction costs8400000
Equipment, furnishings, etc159846
Year of original construction2005
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Brown County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20167,610
Number Employed Annual Average, 20167,307
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016303
Unemployment Rate, 20164.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201553,801
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Brown County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20141,688
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201511.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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