Madison Parish Jail – Tallulah, LA

Madison Parish Jail is in Madison Parish, Louisiana and is the main jail for that county. Are you looking for someone in Madison Parish Jail? This guide gives you about everything a person needs to know about Madison Parish Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Madison Parish Jail? How to view Madison Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Madison Parish Jail
404 East Green Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (318) 574-1833
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Madison Parish Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Madison Parish Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find info on anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one is locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Madison Parish Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Madison Parish Jail. When viewing online you need to put in the name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Madison Parish Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever 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 have to call the Madison Parish Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Madison Parish Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that will help others make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official Madison Parish Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (318) 574-1833

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Madison Parish Jail
404 East Green Street
Tallulah, LA 71282

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Madison Parish Jail
404 East Green Street
Tallulah, LA 71282


The Madison Parish Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you double check the official Madison Parish Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law in Louisiana.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They have a file with a docket and every documents in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at Madison Parish Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Madison Parish court magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Madison Parish jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

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 offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Madison Parish Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Madison Parish,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Madison Parish jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required 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 Madison Parish Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Madison Parish Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Madison Parish Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the the Madison Parish Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Madison Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Madison Parish Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Madison Parish Jail

    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 a prisoner at Madison Parish Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Madison Parish Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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  1. Ginny says:

    Hi, i am looking for my aunt to see if she is ok, she is in madison parish jail!!, how can i get info on her to help her!!!!!!!!!! love you aunt loni

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