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Battle Creek Police Jail Information
20 North Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4004
Phone Number: 269-966-3322
The Battle Creek Police Jail is located at 20 North Division Street in Battle Creek, MI and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Battle Creek Police Department.This site will tell you info about anything related to the Battle Creek Police Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Battle Creek Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be appreciated.
Battle Creek Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to find out who is in jail at the Battle Creek Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Battle Creek Police Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info about anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.
Battle Creek Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Battle Creek Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.
Battle Creek Police Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Battle Creek Police Jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to call the facility at 269-966-3322 before you try to go to visitation.
|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 Battle Creek Police Jail you have to first have your name on their visitation list.
Make sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones at Battle Creek Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody under must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not going to be 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 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 Battle Creek Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Battle Creek 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 mailing address for the Battle Creek Police Jail is:
Battle Creek Police Jail
20 North Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4004
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Battle Creek Police Jail
20 North Division Street
Battle Creek, MI 49014-4004
The Battle Creek Police Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Calhoun County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Calhoun County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Calhoun County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to people in jail can change at any time, so check the Battle Creek Police Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Battle Creek 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 Battle Creek Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 269-966-3322 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 Battle Creek Police Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably want 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 enough money in their trust account. These items 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
All phone calls from the Battle Creek Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Battle Creek Police Jail phone number is: 269-966-3322
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits from 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 Battle Creek 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 state prisons and local jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be 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 significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some circumstances 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 in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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