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Chatham Police Jail Information
1709 Oak Street
Chatham, LA 71226
Phone Number: 318-249-2541
The Chatham Police Jail is located at 1709 Oak Street in Chatham, LA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Chatham Police Department.This site tells you all the information about everything you might want to know about the Chatham Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Chatham Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Jackson Parish court records, and lots more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might help others will be welcome.
Chatham Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
To find out who’s in jail at the Chatham Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Chatham Police Jail Inmate Search has information about people currently in custody, including custody status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you’ve got their name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Chatham Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Chatham Police Jail includes each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
First you have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Chatham Police Jail Visitation
Inmates must list each visitor’s name to the Chatham Police Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Chatham Police Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should call the facility at 318-249-2541 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 Chatham Police Jail you must first have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Chatham Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, this 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 Chatham Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Chatham 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 Chatham Police Jail:
Chatham Police Jail
1709 Oak Street
Chatham, LA 71226
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Chatham Police Jail
1709 Oak Street
Chatham, LA 71226
The mail policy at the Chatham Police Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the the Chatham Police Jail website when 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 Chatham 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 Chatham 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 arrest warrants inquiry 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 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 have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Jackson Parish jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Jackson Parish Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), drug Possession, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to Chatham Police Jail inmates change frequently, so be sure to visit the Chatham Police Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Chatham 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 Chatham Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 318-249-2541 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 Chatham Police Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products including 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 Chatham Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Chatham Police Jail phone number is: 318-249-2541
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control 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 Chatham 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 is 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 a lot of money on how much it costs you to call your inmate. 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 cases like this, the facility has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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