Claiborne Parish Detention Center – Homer, LA

Claiborne Parish Detention Center is located in Claiborne Parish, LA and is the correctional facility for this county. Looking for somebody locked up in Claiborne Parish Detention Center? This guide tells you all about anything you might want to know about Claiborne Parish Detention Center,such as: Find an inmate at Claiborne Parish Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Claiborne Parish Detention Center
1415 Highway 520
Homer, LA 71040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-927-4201
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Claiborne Parish Detention Center you have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Claiborne Parish Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Claiborne Parish Detention Center website, or you can see them at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the person’s full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Claiborne Parish Detention Center site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Claiborne Parish Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will 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 visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Claiborne Parish Detention Center

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of 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.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that might help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to 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, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 318-927-4201

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Claiborne Parish Detention Center is:

Claiborne Parish Detention Center
1415 Highway 520
Homer, LA 71040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Claiborne Parish Detention Center
1415 Highway 520
Homer, LA 71040


The Claiborne Parish Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Claiborne Parish Detention Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Claiborne Parish. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Claiborne Parish

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, 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 not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Claiborne Parish court magistrate is the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Claiborne Parish court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Claiborne Parish jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the precise address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Claiborne Parish Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t see if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Claiborne Parish,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Claiborne Parish Detention Center is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 rules for sending money to people in jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Claiborne Parish Detention Center website 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Claiborne Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 a prisoner at Claiborne Parish Detention Center? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Claiborne Parish Detention Center?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Claiborne Parish Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Claiborne Parish Detention Center Website
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Inmate Search
    View Claiborne Parish Detention Center Mugshots
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Claiborne Parish Detention Center
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Claiborne Parish Detention Center
    Claiborne Parish Detention Center Employment


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