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Benton County Jail Information
105 South Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944
Phone: (765) 884-0080
The Benton County Jail is located at 105 South Lincoln Avenue in Fowler, IN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about the Benton County Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Benton County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Benton County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to find out who’s in jail at the Benton County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Benton County Jail Inmate Locator has information about individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, and visiting hours. You can find information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Benton County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Benton County Jail includes each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
First you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll 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 get discharged from jail.
They will allow you to use the telephone in order to get in touch with 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, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the judge must determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Benton County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the Benton County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Benton County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you call the jail at (765) 884-0080 before go to the jail 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 Benton County Jail you have to be on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Benton County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 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 the 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 Benton County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Benton 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.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Benton County Jail:
Benton County Jail
105 South Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Benton County Jail
105 South Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944
The inmate mail policy at the Benton County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Benton County Jail website 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 Benton 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 Benton 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Benton County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates can change at any time, so you should visit the Benton County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Benton 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 Benton County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (765) 884-0080 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 Benton County Jail store. An inmate 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 on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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
The only phone calls that Benton County Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: (765) 884-0080
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all 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 Benton County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things 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 figuring out how to lower 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 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. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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