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Biddeford Police Jail Information
39 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005-2516
The Biddeford Police Jail is located at 39 Alfred Street in Biddeford, ME and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Biddeford Police Department.This guide tells you info about anything related to the Biddeford Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information, and more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might help others will be welcome.
Biddeford Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is in jail and want to locate them? Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at the Biddeford Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Biddeford Police Jail Inmate Locator is a list of individuals who have been arrested, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information for anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Biddeford Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Biddeford Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Biddeford Police Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Biddeford Police Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you call the official Biddeford Police Jail at 207-282-5127 before you visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit someone at the Biddeford Police Jail you must be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Biddeford Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Biddeford Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Biddeford Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Biddeford Police Jail, use this address:
Biddeford Police Jail
39 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005-2516
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Biddeford Police Jail
39 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005-2516
The Biddeford Police Jail mail policy can change, so visit the official Biddeford Police Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Biddeford Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Biddeford Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the York County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to people in jail can change at any time, so be sure to review the Biddeford Police Jail website when you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Biddeford Police Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Biddeford Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 207-282-5127 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Biddeford Police Jail store. You can purchase different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products like soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Biddeford Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: 207-282-5127
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Biddeford Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on calling your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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