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Columbus Police Jail Information
408 East 1St Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019
Phone Number: 406-322-5313
The Columbus Police Jail is located at 408 East 1St Avenue North in Columbus, MT and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Columbus Police Department.This page tells you information about anything a person needs to know about the Columbus Police Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Columbus Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and much much more.
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This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Columbus Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them? Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?
To see who’s in jail at the Columbus Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Columbus Police Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, and times you can visit. You can also find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
Columbus Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Columbus Police Jail is made up of these steps:
You will get put 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 thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person, and they’ll also ask about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.
Columbus Police Jail Visitation
The inmate need to list each visitor’s name to the Columbus Police Jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should call the facility at 406-322-5313 before go to the jail to 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 Columbus Police Jail you have to be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Be 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 Columbus Police Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years old 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 magazines to an inmate at the Columbus Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Columbus 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 Columbus Police Jail:
Columbus Police Jail
408 East 1St Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Columbus Police Jail
408 East 1St Avenue North
Columbus, MT 59019
The Columbus Police Jail mail policy can change, so you should visit the the Columbus Police Jail 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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 are able to check the arrest warrants on the Stillwater County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the Stillwater County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Stillwater County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at the Columbus Police Jail are always changing, so check the Columbus Police Jail site before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Columbus 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 Columbus Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 406-322-5313 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 Columbus Police Jail store. You can buy 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 an assortment of different items that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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 Columbus Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 406-322-5313
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from 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 Columbus Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These 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 finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be 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 prisons or jails 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 facility has set their phone call rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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