Acadia Parish Jail – Crowley, LA

Acadia Parish Jail is in Acadia Parish, Louisiana and is the correctional facility for this region. Know someone in jail at Acadia Parish Jail? This page will tell you about anything one might want to know about Acadia Parish Jail: How to locate an inmate at Acadia Parish Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Acadia Parish Jail
1037 Capitol Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 337-788-8700
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to find them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Acadia Parish Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Acadia Parish Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you will want to check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Other County Jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can go in person to the Acadia Parish Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in the person’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Acadia Parish Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the county.

Usually, inmates in the Acadia Parish Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Acadia Parish Jail

Have you ever used a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Acadia Parish Jail phone number is: 337-788-8700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Acadia Parish Jail, use this address:

Acadia Parish Jail
1037 Capitol Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Acadia Parish Jail
1037 Capitol Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526


The mail policy at Acadia Parish Jail changes often, so you should double check the official Acadia Parish Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the Louisiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Acadia Parish court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Acadia Parish website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are available at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. They do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Acadia Parish jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Acadia Parish Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Acadia Parish courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Acadia Parish,the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Acadia Parish jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Acadia Parish Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Acadia Parish Jail 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so it would be best to review the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    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.

    Inmate Medications

    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.

    Meals

    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.

    Gangs

    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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Acadia Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Acadia Parish Jail, 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.

    Apply for a Job at Acadia Parish Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    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.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • 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.

    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.

    Victim Notification

    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.

    Domestic Violence

    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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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Acadia Parish Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Acadia Parish Jail Website
    Acadia Parish Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Acadia Parish Jail Mugshots
    Acadia Parish Jail Bail Amount Link

    Acadia Parish Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Acadia Parish Jail Mail Policy
    Acadia Parish Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Acadia Parish Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Acadia Parish Jail Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Acadia Parish Jail
    Acadia Parish Jail Employment


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