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Burns Harbor Police Jail Information
1240 North Boo Road
Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9707
The Burns Harbor Police Jail is located at 1240 North Boo Road in Burns Harbor, IN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Burns Harbor Police Department.This page tells you information about anything related to the Burns Harbor Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, court information, and much, much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is welcome.
Burns Harbor Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who’s in jail at the Burns Harbor Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Burns Harbor Police Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information on anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Burns Harbor Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Burns Harbor Police Jail includes the following steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First you have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.
Burns Harbor Police Jail Visitation
The inmate need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Burns Harbor Police Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you call the facility at 219-787-9411 before you try to 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|
In order to visit someone at the Burns Harbor Police Jail you must be on the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones are allowed at Burns Harbor Police Jail, and you will be searched. No personal belongings. Anyone probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before they can visit. Such visitation is not going to be 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 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 Burns Harbor Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Burns Harbor 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 Burns Harbor Police Jail is:
Burns Harbor Police Jail
1240 North Boo Road
Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9707
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Burns Harbor Police Jail
1240 North Boo Road
Burns Harbor, IN 46304-9707
The Burns Harbor Police Jail mail policy changes often, so you should review the official Burns Harbor 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 Burns Harbor 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 Burns Harbor 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 for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Porter County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Porter County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Porter County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at the Burns Harbor Police Jail could change, so be sure to review the Burns Harbor Police Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Burns Harbor 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 Burns Harbor Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 219-787-9411 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 Burns Harbor Police Jail store. You can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary daily, 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 money in their trust 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Burns Harbor Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.
The Burns Harbor Police Jail phone number is: 219-787-9411
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls 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 Burns Harbor Police Jail. The prices 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 learning 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 inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not 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 facility has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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