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Bloomington Police Jail Information
220 East 3Rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401-3513
Phone Number: 812-339-4477
The Bloomington Police Jail is located at 220 East 3Rd Street in Bloomington, IN and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bloomington Police Department.This site will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about the Bloomington Police Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Bloomington Police Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, court information and records, and more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Bloomington Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are? 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?
To see who’s in jail at the Bloomington Police Jail you have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bloomington Police Jail Inmate Search has information about people who have been arrested, which includes status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.
Bloomington Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bloomington Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
You have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will get to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.
When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Bloomington Police Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the Bloomington Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to call the official Bloomington Police Jail at 812-339-4477 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 an inmate at the Bloomington Police Jail you must first be added to the inmate’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Bloomington Police Jail, and you will be searched before you can visit. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anyone on must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If the 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years old and is not related to the inmate, the minor 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 magazines to an inmate at the Bloomington Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bloomington 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.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bloomington Police Jail, use this address:
Bloomington Police Jail
220 East 3Rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401-3513
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bloomington Police Jail
220 East 3Rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401-3513
The Bloomington Police Jail mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the official website before 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 Bloomington 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 Bloomington 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 have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Monroe County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Monroe County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to Bloomington Police Jail inmates change frequently, so you should double check the Bloomington Police Jail site before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bloomington 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 Bloomington Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 812-339-4477 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 Bloomington Police Jail store. You can buy different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably want 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 products that the inmate can buy if they have money in their 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
All phone calls from the Bloomington Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 812-339-4477
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they operate, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make 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 Bloomington Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors 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 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases 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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