West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center is located in West Baton Rouge Parish and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone incarcerated at West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center? This page tells you information about everything related to West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.
West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center
850 8Th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find them?
To see who is in jail at West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.
The West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center Inmate Roster has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you can check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Louisiana
A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshots of West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.
Typically, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its easy. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.
Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should 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 reduced or cut altogether.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center, use this address:
West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center
850 8Th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center
850 8Th Street
Port Allen, LA 70767
The West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center inmate mail policy can change, so you should check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access court records using the online service, or by going to the West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are available at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The West Baton Rouge Parish magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do so, just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the West Baton Rouge Parish jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug crimes.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
During a criminal records search, you will not learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Conditions in West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In West Baton Rouge Parish,the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
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.
The procedure to send money to West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center inmates changes, so visit the official West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center site before send money to someone in jail there.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
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Types of Jobs at West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.
The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
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