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Brown County Jail Information
55 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone Number: (812) 988-6655
The Brown County Jail is located at 55 State Road 46 East in Nashville, IN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Brown County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you information about everything one might want to know about the Brown County Jail, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information, and much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Brown County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find them? Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to search who’s in jail at the Brown County Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Brown County Jail Inmate Roster is a roster of people currently in custody, including status, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.
Brown County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Brown County Jail is made up of the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and they’ll also ask about your mental and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will be allowed to use the phone to talk to 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 allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Brown County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the Brown County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Brown County Jail can change, so make sure that you call the jail at (812) 988-6655 before you 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|
To visit someone at the Brown County Jail you have to have your name on the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Brown County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is a family member of the inmate, they must 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, the minor 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 Brown County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Brown 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Brown County Jail, use this address:
Brown County Jail
55 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Brown County Jail
55 State Road 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448
The Brown County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official Brown County Jail 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 check arrest warrants on the Brown County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to inmates at the Brown County Jail change frequently, so we suggest that you double check the Brown County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Brown 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 Brown County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (812) 988-6655 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 Brown County Jail store. You can purchase different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have sufficient funds in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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 Brown County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much 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 inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Brown County Jail phone number is: (812) 988-6655
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they they control the prices. The profits 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 Brown County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two types of 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 state prisons and local jails learning 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 calling 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 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 facility has set their calling prices in a way that nobody can save you money.
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