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Athens Police Jail Information
202 South State Street
Athens, WV 24712-9608
Phone Number: 304-384-3525
The Athens Police Jail is located at 202 South State Street in Athens, WV and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Athens Police Department.This page will tell you info about anything related to the Athens Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information and records, and everything else.
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This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and also any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Athens Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?
To see who’s in jail at the Athens Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Athens Police Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of individuals who are in jail, including custody status, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Athens Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Athens Police Jail takes you through these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
You will answer some simple questions, such as your full name, street address, birthdate and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can call family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Athens Police Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the Athens Police Jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Athens Police Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so call the official Athens Police Jail at 304-384-3525 before you try 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|
To visit someone at the Athens Police Jail you have to first be added to their visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Athens Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. This kind of visitation 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 a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of 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 Athens Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Athens 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.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Athens Police Jail is:
Athens Police Jail
202 South State Street
Athens, WV 24712-9608
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Athens Police Jail
202 South State Street
Athens, WV 24712-9608
The inmate mail policy at the Athens Police Jail is always changing, so visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Athens 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 Athens 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Mercer County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of 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. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the Mercer County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug crimes, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to Athens Police Jail inmates change frequently, so it would be best to review the Athens Police Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Athens 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 Athens Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 304-384-3525 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 Athens Police Jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary daily, 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 enough money in their trust account. These products 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 Athens Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Athens Police Jail phone number is: 304-384-3525
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls 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 Athens Police Jail. The rates 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 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 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 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 calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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