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Chatom Police Jail Information
27 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, AL 36518
The Chatom Police Jail is located at 27 Cochran Avenue in Chatom, AL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Chatom Police Department.This guide will tell you information about anything you might want to know about the Chatom Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.
Chatom Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to find them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To look up who’s in jail at the Chatom Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Chatom Police Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
Chatom Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Chatom Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First, you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and a contact person, and they’ll also ask about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.
Chatom Police Jail Visitation
The inmate must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Chatom Police Jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you call the official Chatom Police Jail at 251-847-2117 before you try to go to visitation.
|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 Chatom Police Jail you must first be added to their visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones are allowed at Chatom Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 a visitor is under the age of 18 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Chatom Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Chatom 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 mailing address for the Chatom Police Jail is:
Chatom Police Jail
27 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, AL 36518
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Chatom Police Jail
27 Cochran Avenue
Chatom, AL 36518
The Chatom Police Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Chatom 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 Chatom 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, you can access court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might 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 crimes, which include, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to people in jail change frequently, so it would be best to review the Chatom Police Jail website before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Chatom 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 Chatom Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 251-847-2117 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 Chatom Police Jail store. You can purchase several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep 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 an assortment of different items 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, as well as 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
All phone calls from the Chatom Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.
The Chatom Police Jail phone number is: 251-847-2117
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all of the 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 Chatom Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 keeps up to date 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 significantly on calling your inmate. In some cases, we won’t 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 can save you money.
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