Franklin Parish Detention Center – Winnsboro, LA

Franklin Parish Detention Center is in Franklin Parish, LA and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone in Franklin Parish Detention Center? This guide gives you information about everything a person needs to know about Franklin Parish Detention Center,like: Find an inmate at Franklin Parish Detention Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Franklin Parish court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Franklin Parish Detention Center
388 Natures Acres Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-435-8229
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Franklin Parish Detention Center you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Franklin Parish Detention Center Inmate Search has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another county jail you will want to look here, too: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Franklin Parish Detention Center. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Franklin Parish Detention Center site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will 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 getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and you are not permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Franklin Parish Detention Center

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. 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 are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Franklin Parish Detention Center visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official Franklin Parish Detention Center jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Franklin Parish Detention Center phone number is: 318-435-8229

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Franklin Parish Detention Center
388 Natures Acres Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin Parish Detention Center
388 Natures Acres Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295


The inmate mail policy at Franklin Parish Detention Center changes, so you should review the official Franklin Parish Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Franklin Parish court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the 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 where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are kept at Franklin Parish Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you will have to access the Franklin Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Franklin Parish court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Franklin Parish Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Franklin Parish Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Franklin Parish,the Franklin Parish Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Franklin Parish Detention Center is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 money to inmates at Franklin Parish Detention Center might change, so it would be best to review the official 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

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Franklin Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin 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 Franklin Parish Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 locked up at Franklin Parish Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Franklin Parish Detention Center?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Franklin Parish Detention Center.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Franklin Parish Detention Center

    Links and Resources

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

    Franklin Parish Detention Center Visitation
    Franklin Parish Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Franklin Parish Detention Center Inmate Search
    Franklin Parish Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Franklin Parish Detention Center Arrests
    Send Money to an Inmate at Franklin Parish Detention Center
    Jobs at Franklin Parish Detention Center


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