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Bluffton Police Jail Information
204 East Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-2114
Phone Number: 260-824-3320
The Bluffton Police Jail is located at 204 East Market Street in Bluffton, IN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bluffton Police Department.This site tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Bluffton Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Bluffton Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.
Bluffton Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to locate them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at the Bluffton Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bluffton Police Jail Inmate Roster is a list of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Bluffton Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Bluffton Police Jail includes each of the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released that morning.
Bluffton Police Jail Visitation
The inmate have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Bluffton Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bluffton Police Jail are always changing, so you should call the facility at 260-824-3320 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 an inmate at the Bluffton Police Jail you must first be added to this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Bluffton Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Persons under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to 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, 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 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 an inmate at Bluffton Police Jail:
Bluffton Police Jail
204 East Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-2114
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bluffton Police Jail
204 East Market Street
Bluffton, IN 46714-2114
The Bluffton Police Jail mail policy changes, so check the official Bluffton Police Jail site 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 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to 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 totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to Bluffton Police Jail jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you review the Bluffton Police Jail site before 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 260-824-3320 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. An inmate can buy several different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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 Bluffton Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. 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 lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.
The Bluffton Police Jail phone number is: 260-824-3320
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits off of all of the 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 rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These three things 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 learning 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 a lot of money on calling your inmate. There are some circumstances 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 or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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