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Balsam Lake Police Jail Information
404 Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7261
The Balsam Lake Police Jail is located at 404 Main Street in Balsam Lake, WI and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Balsam Lake Police Department.This guide will tell you info about anything related to the Balsam Lake Police Jail, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.
Balsam Lake Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to contact them? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To look up who is in jail at the Balsam Lake Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Balsam Lake Police Jail Inmate Locator is a roster of individuals who are in jail, which includes current status, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Balsam Lake Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Balsam Lake Police Jail includes the following steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
First, you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take between 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Balsam Lake Police Jail Visitation
The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Balsam Lake Police Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you call the official Balsam Lake Police Jail at 715-485-3544 before you 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|
Before you can visit someone at the Balsam Lake Police Jail you have to first have your name on this person’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Balsam Lake Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Persons on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a 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 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 about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Balsam Lake Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake Police Jail, use this address:
Balsam Lake Police Jail
404 Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7261
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Balsam Lake Police Jail
404 Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810-7261
The Balsam Lake Police Jail mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the the Balsam Lake Police Jail website before 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 Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake 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 for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Polk County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know 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 first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Polk County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information 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 court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Polk County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for DWI or DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to someone in jail at the Balsam Lake Police Jail could change, so double check the Balsam Lake Police Jail site when you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Balsam Lake 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 Balsam Lake Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 715-485-3544 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 Balsam Lake Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase different things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Keep in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can purchase if they have money in their account. These products 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
All phone calls from the Balsam Lake Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: 715-485-3544
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make 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 Balsam Lake 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 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 finding out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is 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 how much it costs you to call your inmate. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail or prison has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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