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Centre Police Jail Information
401 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960-1522
The Centre Police Jail is located at 401 East Main Street in Centre, AL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Centre Police Department.This page tells you information about anything related to the Centre Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find your court records, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Centre Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to contact them? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find them?
To see who’s in jail at the Centre Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Centre Police Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Centre Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Centre Police Jail includes these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and 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 released.
You will get to make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
Centre Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Centre Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Centre Police Jail can change, so you should call the facility at 256-927-3661 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|
To visit an inmate at the Centre Police Jail you must first be on their visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones at Centre Police Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anyone currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 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 younger than 18 years of age 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Centre Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Centre 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 Centre Police Jail, use this address:
Centre Police Jail
401 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960-1522
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Centre Police Jail
401 East Main Street
Centre, AL 35960-1522
The inmate mail policy at the Centre Police Jail changes, so it would be best to check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Centre 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 Centre 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 an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Cherokee County jail website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Cherokee County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to someone in jail are always changing, so visit the Centre Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Centre 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 Centre Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 256-927-3661 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 Centre Police Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal 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
The only phone calls that Centre Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: 256-927-3661
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits these phone service providers make from 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 Centre Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different 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 state prisons and local 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 calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, 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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