Caldwell Parish Detention Center – Grayson, LA

Caldwell Parish Detention Center is in Caldwell Parish and is the jail for the area. Do you know someone in jail at Caldwell Parish Detention Center? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Caldwell Parish Detention Centersuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Caldwell Parish Detention Center. How to view Caldwell Parish Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Caldwell Parish Detention Center
701 Highway 845
Grayson, LA 71435

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (318) 649-2100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Caldwell Parish Detention Center you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Caldwell Parish Detention Center Inmate List has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be in another 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 known as a jail processing photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Caldwell Parish Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Caldwell Parish Detention Center site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. 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 various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that day you must not leave town.

In most cases, inmates at Caldwell Parish Detention Center are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Caldwell Parish Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any secrets that might help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the time and date 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. Only bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official Caldwell Parish Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (318) 649-2100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Caldwell Parish Detention Center:

Caldwell Parish Detention Center
701 Highway 845
Grayson, LA 71435

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Caldwell Parish Detention Center
701 Highway 845
Grayson, LA 71435


The mail policy at Caldwell Parish Detention Center changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Caldwell Parish. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at Caldwell Parish Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Caldwell Parish court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t discover if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Caldwell Parish,the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Caldwell Parish Detention Center is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Caldwell Parish 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 Caldwell 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 process for sending funds to people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the official Caldwell Parish Detention Center site when you send money 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 Caldwell Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Caldwell 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.

    Apply for a Job at Caldwell Parish 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 locked up in Caldwell Parish Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Caldwell Parish Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Caldwell Parish Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Caldwell Parish Detention Center Link
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Inmate Search
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Mugshots
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Mail Policy
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Inmate Search
    Caldwell Parish Warrant Lookup
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Caldwell Parish Detention Center Employment


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