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Des Moines Police Jail Information
21900 11Th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198-6319
The Des Moines Police Jail is located at 21900 11Th Avenue South in Des Moines, WA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Des Moines Police Department.This guide will tell you information about anything a person needs to know about the Des Moines Police Jail, like how to find an inmate at the Des Moines Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and more.
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The purpose of this guide is to offer information and tips you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is welcome.
Des Moines Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to contact them? Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who’s in jail at the Des Moines Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Des Moines Police Jail Inmate Roster has information about people currently in custody, which includes current status, and times you can visit. You can find the same information for anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
Des Moines Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake process at the Des Moines Police Jail includes each of these steps:
They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will get to use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged that morning.
Des Moines Police Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the Des Moines Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in the log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Des Moines Police Jail can change, so it would be wise to call the official Des Moines Police Jail at 206-878-3301 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|
Before you can visit someone at the Des Moines Police Jail you have to be on their visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation because you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Des Moines Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not approved.
If the 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 the visitor is under the age of 18 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 Des Moines Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Des Moines 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 Des Moines Police Jail, use this address:
Des Moines Police Jail
21900 11Th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198-6319
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Des Moines Police Jail
21900 11Th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198-6319
The Des Moines Police Jail mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the site 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the King County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at the King County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. 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 completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to inmates at the Des Moines Police Jail are always changing, so visit the Des Moines Police Jail website when you send money to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Des Moines 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 Des Moines Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 206-878-3301 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 Des Moines Police Jail store. Inmates can purchase different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember 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 the inmate can buy if they have money in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal 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
The only phone calls that Des Moines Police Jail inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.
The Des Moines Police Jail phone number is: 206-878-3301
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly 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 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 Des Moines 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 state prisons and local jails finding 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 significantly on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails 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 facility has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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