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Great Falls Police Jail Information
112 1St Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59401-3601
Phone Number: 406-771-1180
The Great Falls Police Jail is located at 112 1St Avenue South in Great Falls, MT and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Great Falls Police Department.This page will tell you info about everything related to the Great Falls Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Great Falls Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find your court records, and much, much more.
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This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others would be much appreciated.
Great Falls Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to search who’s in jail at the Great Falls Police Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Great Falls Police Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Great Falls Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Great Falls Police Jail takes you through the following steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact family, friends, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.
Great Falls Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the Great Falls Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Great Falls Police Jail change often, so you should call the facility at 406-771-1180 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|
To visit someone at the Great Falls Police Jail you have to be added to their visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Great Falls Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Anyone on must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation 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 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Great Falls Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Great 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 Great Falls Police Jail is:
Great Falls Police Jail
112 1St Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59401-3601
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Great Falls Police Jail
112 1St Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59401-3601
The inmate mail policy at the Great Falls Police Jail can change, so we suggest that you 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 Great 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 Great 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 have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Cascade County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Cascade County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Cascade County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee 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 crimes, which include, drug Possession, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates can change at any time, so you should visit the Great Falls Police Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Great 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 Great Falls Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 406-771-1180 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 Great Falls Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their 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 Great Falls Police Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Great Falls Police Jail phone number is: 406-771-1180
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts 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 from 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 Great Falls Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things 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 decrease 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 significantly on calling your inmate. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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