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Blair County Prison Information
419 Market Square Alley
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone Number: (814) 693-3155
The Blair County Prison is located at 419 Market Square Alley in Hollidaysburg, PA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Blair County Sheriff’s Department.This page tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Blair County Prison, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Blair County court records, and much more.
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The purpose 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 specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.
Blair County Prison Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find out where they are? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to search who is in jail at the Blair County Prison you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Blair County Prison Inmate List is a roster of individuals currently in custody, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
Blair County Prison Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Blair County Prison takes you through each of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
You will get to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
Blair County Prison Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the Blair County Prison before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Blair County Prison visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to call the facility at (814) 693-3155 before you try to go to visitation.
|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|
Before you can visit someone at the Blair County Prison you must be on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Blair County Prison, and you will be searched before entering. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not normally approved.
If the 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 the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of 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 magazines to an inmate at the Blair County Prison. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Blair 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 someone incarcerated at Blair County Prison:
Blair County Prison
419 Market Square Alley
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Blair County Prison
419 Market Square Alley
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
The Blair County Prison mail policy changes frequently, so you should review the official Blair County Prison site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Blair 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 Blair 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 for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. 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 the date of their arrest, contact the Blair County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include, drug Possession, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail could change, so be sure to review the Blair County Prison site before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Blair 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 Blair County Prison uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (814) 693-3155 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 Blair County Prison store. An inmate can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have money in their commissary account. These products 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 Blair County Prison inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.
The Blair County Prison phone number is: (814) 693-3155
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate, which means that they get to set 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 Blair County Prison. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers 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 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 calling your inmate. There are some circumstances where 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 these cases, the facility has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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