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Bedford Police Jail Information
621 Court Avenue
Bedford, IA 50833-1302
The Bedford Police Jail is located at 621 Court Avenue in Bedford, IA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bedford City Police Department.This site tells you all the information about anything you might want to know about the Bedford Police Jail, such as how to find an inmate at the Bedford Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, how to find Taylor County court records, and much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Bedford Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to locate them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Bedford Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bedford Police Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Bedford Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Bedford Police Jail includes each of the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
First you have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact family, friends, or loved one.
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 you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.
Bedford Police Jail Visitation
Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Bedford Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Bedford Police Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to call the official Bedford Police Jail at 712-523-2128 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|
In order to visit someone at the Bedford Police Jail you have to first be on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones at Bedford Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If the 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 Bedford Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bedford 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 Bedford Police Jail is:
Bedford Police Jail
621 Court Avenue
Bedford, IA 50833-1302
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bedford Police Jail
621 Court Avenue
Bedford, IA 50833-1302
The inmate mail policy at the Bedford Police Jail is always changing, so you should visit the the Bedford Police Jail website when 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 Bedford 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 Bedford 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 have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Taylor County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You can access court records online, or at the Taylor County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Taylor County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates could change, so you should review the Bedford Police Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bedford 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 Bedford Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 712-523-2128 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 Bedford Police Jail store. You can buy a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to use the commissary every day, 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 sufficient funds 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 Bedford Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, 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, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.
The Bedford Police Jail phone number is: 712-523-2128
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have exclusive contracts at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The profits from all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 Bedford Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These 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 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 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. 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 cases like this, the jail or prison has set their phone rates so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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