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Alto Police Jail Information
404 West San Antonio Street
Alto, TX 75925
Phone Number: 936-858-2221
The Alto Police Jail is located at 404 West San Antonio Street in Alto, TX and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Alto Police Department.This page will tell you information about everything you might need to know about the Alto Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Alto Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is welcome.
Alto Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who’s in jail at the Alto Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Alto Police Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Alto Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Alto 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.
First, you have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.
Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out 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 have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Alto Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the Alto Police Jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so call the facility at 936-858-2221 before you try to 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|
To visit an inmate at the Alto Police Jail you must first have your name on this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Alto Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally 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 a visitor is younger than 18 years old 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Alto Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Alto 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 Alto Police Jail:
Alto Police Jail
404 West San Antonio Street
Alto, TX 75925
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Alto Police Jail
404 West San Antonio Street
Alto, TX 75925
The mail policy at the Alto Police Jail changes frequently, so be sure to check the official Alto Police Jail site before 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 Alto 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 Alto 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 for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Cherokee County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include, drug Possession of drug trafficking, 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 rules for sending funds to Alto Police Jail jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to check the Alto Police Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Alto 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 Alto Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 936-858-2221 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 Alto Police Jail store. An inmate can buy different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that inmates can purchase if they have money in their account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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
The only phone calls that Alto Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: 936-858-2221
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 Alto Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things 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 state prisons and local jails finding out how to decrease 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. In some cases, we will not be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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