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Gorham Police Jail Information
270 Main Street
Gorham, ME 04038-1312
The Gorham Police Jail is located at 270 Main Street in Gorham, ME and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Gorham Police Department.This guide tells you information about everything related to the Gorham Police Jail, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Gorham Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information, and much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Gorham Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Gorham Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Gorham Police Jail Inmate List has information about people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Gorham Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Gorham Police Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be discharged that morning.
Gorham Police Jail Visitation
Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Gorham Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Gorham Police Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you call the jail at 207-839-5581 before you 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|
In order to visit an inmate at the Gorham Police Jail you have to first have your name on their visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Gorham Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Persons currently on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not 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 younger than 18 years of age 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 Gorham Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Gorham 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 Gorham Police Jail is:
Gorham Police Jail
270 Main Street
Gorham, ME 04038-1312
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Gorham Police Jail
270 Main Street
Gorham, ME 04038-1312
The Gorham Police Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site 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 Gorham 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 Gorham 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 an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or call the jail. 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. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to inmates at the Gorham Police Jail are always changing, so check the Gorham Police Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Gorham 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 Gorham Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 207-839-5581 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 Gorham Police Jail store. You can buy different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. 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 purchase if they have enough money in their account. These items 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Gorham Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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 are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 207-839-5581
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each 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 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 Gorham Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These 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 learning how to decrease 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 significantly on inmate phone calls. 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 these cases, the jail has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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