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Benton Police Jail Information
48 West Main Street
Benton, WI 53803
The Benton Police Jail is located at 48 West Main Street in Benton, WI and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Benton Police Department.This page tells you info about anything one might want to know about the Benton Police Jail, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and more.
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This guide is designed to give information and advice that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that might help others would be welcome.
Benton Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to locate them?
To search who is in jail at the Benton Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Benton Police Jail Inmate Locator is a list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information about anyone processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Benton Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Benton Police Jail takes you through 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.
The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
They will allow you to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be discharged in the morning.
Benton Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Benton Police Jail before you can visit. This information will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to call the official Benton Police Jail at 608-759-4455 before you 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|
To visit an inmate at the Benton Police Jail you have to first be on their visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No cellphones at Benton 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 their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If the 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Benton Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Benton 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Benton Police Jail:
Benton Police Jail
48 West Main Street
Benton, WI 53803
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Benton Police Jail
48 West Main Street
Benton, WI 53803
The inmate mail policy at the Benton Police Jail changes, so it would be best to review the official website when 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 Benton 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 Benton 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 for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Lafayette County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Lafayette County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug crimes, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to people in jail change frequently, so it would be best to visit the Benton Police Jail website when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Benton 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 Benton Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 608-759-4455 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 Benton Police Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want 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 buy if they have money in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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
All phone calls from the Benton Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Benton Police Jail phone number is: 608-759-4455
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from all inmate phone calls 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 Benton Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These 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 learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails 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 these cases, the jail or prison has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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