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Butler County Prison Information
202 South Washington Street
Butler, PA 16003
Phone Number: (724) 284-5256
The Butler County Prison is located at 202 South Washington Street in Butler, PA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Butler County Sheriff’s Department.This page will tell you info about everything you might need to know about the Butler County Prison, such as how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, how to find Butler County court records, and more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Butler County Prison Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Butler County Prison you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Butler County Prison Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
Butler County Prison Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Butler County Prison takes you through the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
First, you will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will get 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 get to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Butler County Prison Visitation
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Butler County Prison in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor must provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to call the facility at (724) 284-5256 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|
To visit an inmate at the Butler County Prison you must be on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Butler County Prison, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 younger than 18 years of age 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Butler County Prison. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Butler 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.
The mailing address for the Butler County Prison is:
Butler County Prison
202 South Washington Street
Butler, PA 16003
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Butler County Prison
202 South Washington Street
Butler, PA 16003
The Butler County Prison inmate mail policy can change, so you should check the the Butler County Prison website when 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 Butler 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 Butler 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 a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Butler County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Butler County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Butler County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to someone in jail change frequently, so it would be best to double check the Butler County Prison website when you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Butler 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 Butler County Prison uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (724) 284-5256 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 Butler County Prison store. An inmate can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can buy if they have enough money in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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 Butler County Prison are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 cut altogether.
The Butler County Prison phone number is: (724) 284-5256
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make are split 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 Butler County Prison. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things 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 rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails 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 these cases, the jail has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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