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Athens Police Jail Information
951 East Hobbs Street
Athens, AL 35611-2156
The Athens Police Jail is located at 951 East Hobbs Street in Athens, AL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Athens Police Department.This site tells you all the information about everything you might want to know about the Athens Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Athens Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Limestone County court records, and everything else.
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The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that would help others is much appreciated.
Athens Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to locate them? Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who is in jail at the Athens Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Athens Police Jail Inmate Lookup has information about people who are in jail, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info on anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Athens Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Athens Police Jail includes the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Athens Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Athens Police Jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Athens Police Jail can change, so call the official Athens Police Jail at 256-233-8700 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 Athens Police Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones are allowed at Athens Police Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to 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 old 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 even 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Athens Police Jail:
Athens Police Jail
951 East Hobbs Street
Athens, AL 35611-2156
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Athens Police Jail
951 East Hobbs Street
Athens, AL 35611-2156
The Athens Police Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Athens Police Jail 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 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 think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Limestone County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful 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 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 of the following crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to people in jail is likely to change, so you should review the Athens Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
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 256-233-8700 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. An inmate can buy several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely want 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 inmates can buy if they have money in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
All phone calls from the Athens Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.
Phone Number: 256-233-8700
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 they control the prices. The profits from all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 prices are posted and there are at least two types of 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 state prisons and local jails finding out how to lower 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 significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we will not 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 can save you money.
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