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Bristol Police Jail Information
301 East Vistula Street
Bristol, IN 46507-9489
Phone Number: 574-848-4464
The Bristol Police Jail is located at 301 East Vistula Street in Bristol, IN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bristol Police Department.This page tells you all the information about everything a person needs to know about the Bristol Police Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Bristol Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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This guide is meant to give you info you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Bristol Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who’s in jail at the Bristol Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bristol Police Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Bristol Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bristol Police Jail includes each of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
They will allow you to make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Bristol Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Bristol Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you call the jail at 574-848-4464 before you go.
|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 Bristol Police Jail you have to first be on this person’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring 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 mobile phones at Bristol Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If a 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, 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 Bristol Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bristol 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 Bristol Police Jail, use this address:
Bristol Police Jail
301 East Vistula Street
Bristol, IN 46507-9489
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bristol Police Jail
301 East Vistula Street
Bristol, IN 46507-9489
The Bristol Police Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to review the site 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 can check the court records online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to the Elkhart County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for DWI or DUI, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates are always changing, so we suggest that you review the Bristol Police Jail website before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bristol 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 Bristol Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 574-848-4464 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 Bristol Police Jail store. Inmates can buy several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, 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 trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Bristol Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 574-848-4464
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits from all of the 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 Bristol Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 figuring 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 calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone call rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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