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Allegheny County Jail Information
950 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone Number: (412) 350-2000
The Allegheny County Jail is located at 950 Second Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you all the information about everything one might want to know about the Allegheny County Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Allegheny County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Allegheny County Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Allegheny County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Allegheny County Jail Inmate List is an online list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Allegheny County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Allegheny County Jail takes you through the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.
Allegheny County Jail Visitation
The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the Allegheny County Jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Allegheny County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you call the official Allegheny County Jail at (412) 350-2000 before you go.
|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 Allegheny County Jail you must first have your name on the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Allegheny County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anybody on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 is related to 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 under the age of 18 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Allegheny County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Allegheny County 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.
The mailing address for the Allegheny County Jail is:
Allegheny County Jail
950 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Allegheny County Jail
950 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The inmate mail policy at the Allegheny County Jail changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official Allegheny County Jail 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 Allegheny County 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 Allegheny County 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 on the Allegheny County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Allegheny County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, 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 a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses such as 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 Allegheny County Jail jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the Allegheny County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Allegheny County 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 Allegheny County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (412) 350-2000 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 Allegheny County Jail store. You can buy several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can purchase if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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 Allegheny County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive 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 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.
The Allegheny County Jail phone number is: (412) 350-2000
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits 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 Allegheny County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors 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 is an expert in keeping up 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. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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