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Bronx County Jail Information
3030 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone Number: (718) 993-3880
The Bronx County Jail is located at 3030 Third Avenue 2nd Floor in Bronx, NY and is a medium security county jail operated by the Bronx County Sheriff’s Department.This guide tells you info about anything a person needs to know about the Bronx County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Bronx County Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Bronx County court records, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Bronx County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To find out who’s in jail at the Bronx County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bronx County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, and times you can visit. You can get info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Bronx County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bronx County Jail takes you through each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
You will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bronx County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the Bronx County Jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you call the jail at (718) 993-3880 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 an inmate at the Bronx County Jail you must have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Bronx County Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a 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 a 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 magazines to an inmate at the Bronx County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bronx 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 an inmate at Bronx County Jail:
Bronx County Jail
3030 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bronx County Jail
3030 Third Avenue 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
The Bronx County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Bronx 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 Bronx 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 Bronx 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. 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 jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Bronx County Courthouse and check in person, 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 for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes, 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 someone in jail might change, so you should double check the Bronx County Jail site when you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bronx 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 Bronx County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (718) 993-3880 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 Bronx County Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will most likely 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 an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products 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
All phone calls from the Bronx County Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (718) 993-3880
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they operate, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make from 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 Bronx County Jail. 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 state prisons and local jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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 inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances 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 phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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