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Chester Police Jail Information
2740 Dawson Drive
Chester, SC 29706-5122
The Chester Police Jail is located at 2740 Dawson Drive in Chester, SC and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Chester Police Department.This page will tell you all the information about anything related to the Chester Police Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Chester Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Chester Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at the Chester Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Chester Police Jail Inmate Lookup has information about people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get info for anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or arrest number.
Chester Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Chester Police Jail includes these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
You will answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will get 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 so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate has to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Chester Police Jail Visitation
Inmates must give each visitor’s full name to the Chester Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should call the official Chester Police Jail at 803-581-2131 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|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Chester Police Jail you must have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones are allowed at Chester Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 the visitor is under the age of 18 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Chester Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Chester 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Chester Police Jail, use this address:
Chester Police Jail
2740 Dawson Drive
Chester, SC 29706-5122
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Chester Police Jail
2740 Dawson Drive
Chester, SC 29706-5122
The Chester Police Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official website 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 Chester 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 Chester 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court 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. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Chester County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, 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 completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you visit the Chester Police Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Chester 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 Chester Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 803-581-2131 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 Chester Police Jail store. An inmate can buy a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Chester Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 803-581-2131
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits off of all of the phone calls that inmates make are shared 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 Chester Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning 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 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 facility has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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