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Charles County Detention Center Information
6905 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: (301) 932-3100
The Charles County Detention Center is located at 6905 Crain Highway in La Plata, MD and is a medium security county jail operated by the Charles County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you all the information about anything related to the Charles County Detention Center, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, court information and records, and much much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help others will be welcome.
Charles County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to locate them? Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Charles County Detention Center you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Charles County Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of individuals who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Charles County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Charles County Detention Center is made up 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.
You will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will then be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out your bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.
Charles County Detention Center Visitation
The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the Charles County Detention Center in advance. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Charles County Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you call the official Charles County Detention Center at (301) 932-3100 before you 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|
To visit an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center you must be on their approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Charles County Detention Center, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 a visitor is younger than 18 years old 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Charles County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Charles County Detention Center 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 Charles County Detention Center is:
Charles County Detention Center
6905 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Charles County Detention Center
6905 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
The Charles County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the official Charles County Detention Center 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 Charles County Detention Center. 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 Charles County Detention Center 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Charles County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Charles County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail are always changing, so be sure to double check the Charles County Detention Center site when you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Charles County Detention Center
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 Charles County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (301) 932-3100 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 Charles County Detention Center store. An inmate can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary daily, 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 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
The only phone calls that Charles County Detention Center inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Charles County Detention Center phone number is: (301) 932-3100
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits from all of the 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 Charles County Detention Center. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 figuring out 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 a lot of money on calling your inmate. In some cases, 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 cases like this, the jail or prison has set their calling prices in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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