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Balch Springs Police Jail Information
12500 Elam Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180-3038
Phone Number: 972-557-6000
The Balch Springs Police Jail is located at 12500 Elam Road in Balch Springs, TX and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Balch Springs Police Department.This guide will tell you information about anything related to the Balch Springs Police Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Balch Springs Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and lots more.
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This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Balch Springs Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to contact them? Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
To search who is in jail at the Balch Springs Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Balch Springs Police Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, and times you can visit. You can find info about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Balch Springs Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Balch Springs Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you will answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
You will get to make a phone call so you can call family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Balch Springs Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the Balch Springs Police Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should call the official Balch Springs Police Jail at 972-557-6000 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|
Before you can visit an inmate at the Balch Springs Police Jail you have to be added to their approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Balch Springs Police Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 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 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Balch Springs Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs Police Jail is:
Balch Springs Police Jail
12500 Elam Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180-3038
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Balch Springs Police Jail
12500 Elam Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180-3038
The Balch Springs Police Jail inmate mail policy can change, so check the official Balch Springs Police Jail site 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 Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs 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 an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Dallas County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates change frequently, so visit the Balch Springs Police Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 972-557-6000 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 Balch Springs Police Jail store. You can buy different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as 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 Balch Springs Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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 phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 972-557-6000
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at each facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits off of all 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 Balch Springs Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers 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 lower 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 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 therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail or prison has set their calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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