Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center – Marksville, LA

Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center is in Avoyelles Parish and is the primary jail for the county. Looking for someone in Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center? This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center,like: How to locate an inmate at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Avoyelles Parish court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center
675 Government Street
Marksville, LA 71351

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 318-253-4000
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center you will need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another county jail you will want to check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in their name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that will help other people get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so you should review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or cut altogether.

The Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center phone number is: 318-253-4000

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center, use this address:

Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center
675 Government Street
Marksville, LA 71351

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center
675 Government Street
Marksville, LA 71351


The Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the official Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Avoyelles Parish

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are held at the Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Avoyelles Parish magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Avoyelles Parish jail website or you are able to call the court 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. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Avoyelles Parish jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and 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 crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Avoyelles Parish courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Avoyelles Parish,the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Avoyelles Parish jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center, 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 Avoyelles Parish Marksville 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 funds to inmates at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center changes, so it would be best to review the official Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center site before you send any money.

    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

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    Photos / Pictures

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Avoyelles Parish Marksville 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.

    Apply for a Job at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 been incarcerated in Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Link
    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Mugshots
    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Visitation
    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center
    Avoyelles Parish Warrant Inquiry
    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center
    Avoyelles Parish Marksville Detention Center Employment


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