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Portland Police Jail Information
206 Division Street
Portland, PA 18351
The Portland Police Jail is located at 206 Division Street in Portland, PA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Portland Borough Police Department.This site tells you information about anything one might want to know about the Portland Police Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Portland Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and more.
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This guide is designed to give you all the info that you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.
Portland Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find them? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Portland Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Portland Police Jail Inmate List is a roster of people currently in custody, which includes current status, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Portland Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Portland Police Jail includes these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.
Portland Police Jail Visitation
Inmates need to list information about each visitor to the Portland Police Jail in advance. This information will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you call the official Portland Police Jail at 570-897-7382 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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|
Before you can visit someone at the Portland Police Jail you must first be added to their visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Portland Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Portland Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Portland 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.
The mailing address for the Portland Police Jail is:
Portland Police Jail
206 Division Street
Portland, PA 18351
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Portland Police Jail
206 Division Street
Portland, PA 18351
The inmate mail policy at the Portland Police Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Portland 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 Portland 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 are able to check the court records online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Northampton County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Northampton County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Northampton County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to Portland Police Jail inmates is likely to change, so you should review the Portland Police Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Portland 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 Portland Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 570-897-7382 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 Portland Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal 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
The only phone calls that Portland Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.
Phone Number: 570-897-7382
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make 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 Portland Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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