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Ava Police Jail Information
312 West Main Street
Ava, IL 62907
Phone Number: 618-426-3641
The Ava Police Jail is located at 312 West Main Street in Ava, IL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Ava Police Department.This site will tell you information about anything one might want to know about the Ava Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Ava Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Jackson County court records, and more.
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This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Ava Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them? Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to search who is in jail at the Ava Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Ava Police Jail Inmate List is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, and visiting hours. You can also find info on anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Ava Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Ava Police Jail includes each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
First you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date 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 number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Ava Police Jail Visitation
Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Ava Police Jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to call the jail at 618-426-3641 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|
In order to visit someone at the Ava Police Jail you have to have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be 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 phones are allowed at Ava Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Persons currently on must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of 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 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Ava Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Ava 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 Ava Police Jail:
Ava Police Jail
312 West Main Street
Ava, IL 62907
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Ava Police Jail
312 West Main Street
Ava, IL 62907
The mail policy at the Ava Police Jail changes often, so we suggest that you 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 Ava 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 Ava 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 a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Jackson County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Jackson County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes, drug Possession, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail are always changing, so be sure to visit the Ava Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Ava 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 Ava Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 618-426-3641 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 Ava Police Jail store. Inmates can buy several different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Ava Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot 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 you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Ava Police Jail phone number is: 618-426-3641
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every 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 off of 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 Ava 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 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails learning 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 a lot of money on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails 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 cases like this, the jail has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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