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Bluffton Police Jail Information
154 North Main Street
Bluffton, OH 45817-1246
Phone Number: 419-358-2961
The Bluffton Police Jail is located at 154 North Main Street in Bluffton, OH and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bluffton Police Department.This guide will tell you information about everything related to the Bluffton Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Bluffton Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.
Bluffton Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
To see who’s in jail at the Bluffton Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bluffton Police Jail Inmate Locator has information about individuals who are in jail, including custody status, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info on anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Bluffton Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bluffton Police Jail takes you through these steps:
They’ll put you 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 have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged that morning.
Bluffton Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the Bluffton Police Jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Bluffton Police Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to call the facility at 419-358-2961 before you go.
|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 an inmate at the Bluffton Police Jail you have to be added to their visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones at Bluffton Police Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to 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 of age and is not related to the inmate, this 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Bluffton Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bluffton 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Bluffton Police Jail:
Bluffton Police Jail
154 North Main Street
Bluffton, OH 45817-1246
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bluffton Police Jail
154 North Main Street
Bluffton, OH 45817-1246
The Bluffton Police Jail inmate mail policy changes, so review the site before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Allen County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Allen County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes, drug Possession, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to Bluffton Police Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to visit the Bluffton Police Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bluffton 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 Bluffton Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 419-358-2961 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 Bluffton Police Jail store. You can buy different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as 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
All phone calls from the Bluffton Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.
The Bluffton Police Jail phone number is: 419-358-2961
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls are split 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 Bluffton Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors 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 state prisons and local jails finding out how to lower 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 circumstances where we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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