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Columbia Falls Police Jail Information
130 6Th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912-3609
The Columbia Falls Police Jail is located at 130 6Th Street West in Columbia Falls, MT and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Columbia Falls Police Department.This guide tells you information about everything you might need to know about the Columbia Falls Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Columbia Falls Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Columbia Falls Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To search who’s in jail at the Columbia Falls Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Columbia Falls Police Jail Inmate List is a list of individuals currently in custody, which includes current status, and visiting hours. You can also find the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Columbia Falls Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Columbia Falls Police Jail includes these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
They will let you 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 wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged in the morning.
Columbia Falls Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to give information about each visitor to the Columbia Falls Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so you should call the facility at 406-892-3234 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 Columbia Falls Police Jail you must be on the inmate’s visitation list.
Be sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Columbia Falls Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Usually is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of 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 Columbia Falls Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Columbia Falls Police 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.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Columbia Falls Police Jail is:
Columbia Falls Police Jail
130 6Th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912-3609
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Columbia Falls Police Jail
130 6Th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912-3609
The Columbia Falls Police Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Columbia Falls Police Jail 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 Columbia Falls Police 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 Columbia Falls Police 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 think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Flathead County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for DWI or DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to Columbia Falls Police Jail inmates can change at any time, so it would be best to review the Columbia Falls Police Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Columbia Falls Police 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 Columbia Falls Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 406-892-3234 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 Columbia Falls Police Jail store. Inmates can buy different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind 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 items that inmates can buy if they have sufficient funds in their account. These products 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 Columbia Falls Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to 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 break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.
Phone Number: 406-892-3234
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits from all of the inmate phone calls 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 Columbia Falls Police Jail. The prices 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 finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is 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 a lot of money on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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