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Jefferson County Indiana Sheriff Overview

Jefferson County is located in Southern Indiana. It was founded in 1811 and named in honor of the third US President, Thomas Jefferson. The county seat is Madison. The zip codes in Jefferson County are 47243, 47250, 47270, 47138, 47224, 47227, 47231, and 47230..

Sheriff John I. Wallace is the head law enforcement officer in Jefferson County. Chief Deputy David Thomas works directly under the Sheriff, focusing on the administrative services of the department. The Jail Commander is Linda Pietrykowski. You can get in touch with any of the command staff by calling 812-265-2648.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 317 S. Walnut Street Madison, IN 47250
Phone: 812-265-2648
Fax: 812-265-3190

Inmate Search in Jefferson County Jail

The Jefferson County Jail does not have an online inmate roster. If you wish to locate an individual who might be detained here, you can call the Sheriff’s Office at 812-265-3190.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates at the Jefferson County Jail are given visitation privileges. They will receive a visitation card where they can list the names of 4 individuals they want to visit. These are the only visitors that they can receive during that calendar month. Only two visitors are allowed per visitation day. A new visitation card will be issued during the last week of the month.

All visitors must be 18 years old or above and possess a valid government-issued photo ID. Individuals who were previously detained in the Jefferson County Jail can only visit if they have been out of the jail for at least 45 days.

The visitation schedule is as follows:


A10 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

B10 7:45 PM – 9:30 PM


CB-C 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


CB-D 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


CB-E 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

CB-F 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Inmates are also allowed to send and receive correspondence. All mail must be properly addressed with a complete return address. All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband and funds.

To send mail to an inmate, please address it in the following manner:

Inmates Name
C/O Jefferson County Jail
317 S. Walnut Street
Madison, Indiana 47250

Family and friends can purchase Commissary Cards in the Jail Lobby Monday through Friday. Personal Checks will not be accepted.

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

According to federal law, sex offenders must be registered in the state and national sex offender databases for the purpose of increasing public awareness and safety. A sex offender is defined as an individual who has a conviction for a sex offense such as rape, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Sex offenders living in Jefferson County can be found at

Please read the disclaimer provided before using the registry. Keep in mind that you may get search results showing last known addresses. This is because not all offenders obey the registration law.

Bail and Bondsman

Bail is the money lodged with the court so that a defendant is granted a “get-out-of-jail-free” card while his trial is still pending. The money will serve as a form of insurance. If the defendant fails to appear in court once the trial starts, the court gets to keep the money.

If a defendant does not have enough funds for bail, he can use the services of a bondsman to secure his release. A bondsman can facilitate the temporary release of a defendant by acting as a surety. The cost of his services is 10% of the bail amount.

Jefferson 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:Jefferson County Probation Department
Location:300 East Main Street, Madison, Indiana, 47250
Jefferson County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined49
Avg Daily Population54
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll14
Full time total employees14
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 317 SOUTH WALNUT MADISON IN 47250

Jefferson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201615,282
Number Employed Annual Average, 201614,564
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016718
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201547,841
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Jefferson County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20144,069
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201513.4
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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