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Bridgeport Police Jail Information
111 Soulard Square
Bridgeport, AL 35740-7508
Phone Number: 256-495-2211
The Bridgeport Police Jail is located at 111 Soulard Square in Bridgeport, AL and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Bridgeport Police Department.This site tells you info about anything you might want to know about the Bridgeport Police Jail, such as how to locate an inmate, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Bridgeport Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and need to find out where they are? Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?
To search who’s in jail at the Bridgeport Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Bridgeport Police Jail Inmate List has information about people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Bridgeport Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Bridgeport Police Jail is made up of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact, and you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you will 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 uniform.
When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Bridgeport Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the Bridgeport Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should call the official Bridgeport Police Jail at 256-495-2211 before you 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|
To visit someone at the Bridgeport Police Jail you have to first have your name on their visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visit because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Bridgeport Police Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody probation, parole, or other community 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 going to be approved.
If the visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 a family member of 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 even magazines to an inmate at the Bridgeport Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport Police Jail is:
Bridgeport Police Jail
111 Soulard Square
Bridgeport, AL 35740-7508
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Bridgeport Police Jail
111 Soulard Square
Bridgeport, AL 35740-7508
The Bridgeport Police Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so review the the Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online 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 one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Jackson County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records 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. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DUI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending money to inmates might change, so we suggest that you double check the Bridgeport Police Jail website before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 256-495-2211 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 Bridgeport Police Jail store. Inmates can buy a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Keep in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can purchase if they have enough money in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products like 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
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Bridgeport Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.
Phone Number: 256-495-2211
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make from all of the phone calls that inmates make 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 Bridgeport 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 learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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. There are some circumstances where we won’t 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 has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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