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Vanderburgh County Detention Center Information
3500 North Harlan Avenue
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: (812) 421-6200
The Vanderburgh County Detention Center is located at 3500 North Harlan Avenue in Evansville, IN and is a medium security county jail operated by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about anything you might want to know about the Vanderburgh County Detention Center, such as how to locate an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and everything else.
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This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Vanderburgh County Detention Center Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to find them? Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Vanderburgh County Detention Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find info on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Vanderburgh County Detention Center Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center takes you through each of these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First you must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your 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 number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
You will then be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process can take from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, 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 have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Vanderburgh County Detention Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the Vanderburgh County Detention Center before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so call the official Vanderburgh County Detention Center at (812) 421-6200 before you go.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
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In order to visit someone at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center you have to be added to the inmate’s visitation list.
Make 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 cellphones at Vanderburgh County Detention Center, and you will be searched before you can visit. No personal belongings. Persons currently on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation 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 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Detention Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh County Detention Center is:
Vanderburgh County Detention Center
3500 North Harlan Avenue
Evansville, IN 47711
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Vanderburgh County Detention Center
3500 North Harlan Avenue
Evansville, IN 47711
The Vanderburgh County Detention Center mail policy changes, so be sure to review the the Vanderburgh County Detention Center website before you send a letter.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Vanderburgh County court website or 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 them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Vanderburgh County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Vanderburgh County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so it would be best to check the Vanderburgh County Detention Center site when send funds to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Vanderburgh 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 Vanderburgh County Detention Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (812) 421-6200 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 Vanderburgh County Detention Center store. You can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to use the commissary on a daily basis, 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 sufficient funds in their trust account. These items 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 Vanderburgh County Detention Center inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Vanderburgh County Detention Center phone number is: (812) 421-6200
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits off of all of the 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 Vanderburgh County Detention Center. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: 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 decrease 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 calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their phone call rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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