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Adams County Prison Information
45 Major Bell Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone Number: (717) 334-7671
The Adams County Prison is located at 45 Major Bell Lane in Gettysburg, PA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about everything one might want to know about the Adams County Prison, such as how to find an inmate at the Adams County Prison, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Adams County Prison Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find them?
To search who is in jail at the Adams County Prison you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Adams County Prison Inmate Roster has information about people who are in jail, including status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Adams County Prison Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Adams County Prison is made up of each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
You will answer some questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will then be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Adams County Prison Visitation
Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the Adams County Prison in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so call the jail at (717) 334-7671 before you go to the jail to visit.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
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|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Adams County Prison you have to first be on this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to take 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 at Adams County Prison, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody currently on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 under the age of 18 and is not a family member of 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 magazines to an inmate at the Adams County Prison. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Adams County Prison 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 an inmate at Adams County Prison:
Adams County Prison
45 Major Bell Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Adams County Prison
45 Major Bell Lane
Gettysburg, PA 17325
The Adams County Prison mail policy is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Adams County Prison site 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 Adams County Prison. 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 Adams County Prison 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, you can check arrest warrants on the Adams County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail 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, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Adams County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Adams County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to people in jail might change, so it would be best to double check the Adams County Prison site before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Adams County Prison
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 Adams County Prison uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (717) 334-7671 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 Adams County Prison store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will probably want to buy things from 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 purchase if they have money in their trust 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 Adams County Prison inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive 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 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, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Adams County Prison phone number is: (717) 334-7671
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of 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 Adams County Prison. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 figuring out 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 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 won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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