Morehouse Parish Detention Center – Collinston, LA

Morehouse Parish Detention Center is in Morehouse Parish, LA and is the correctional facility for this area. Looking for someone incarcerated at Morehouse Parish Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything you might need to know about Morehouse Parish Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Morehouse Parish Detention Center? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Morehouse Parish Detention Center intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morehouse Parish Detention Center
6444 Patey Road
Collinston, LA 71229

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-281-4141
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Morehouse Parish Detention Center you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Morehouse Parish Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information fast if you have their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Morehouse Parish Detention Center inmates can be searched online, or you can view them at the Morehouse Parish Detention Center. When viewing online you need to input the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Morehouse 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’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail each day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Morehouse Parish Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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

  • 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
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that could help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to visit the official 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 . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Morehouse Parish Detention Center phone number is: 318-281-4141

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Morehouse Parish Detention Center
6444 Patey Road
Collinston, LA 71229

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morehouse Parish Detention Center
6444 Patey Road
Collinston, LA 71229


The inmate mail policy at Morehouse Parish Detention Center can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Morehouse Parish Detention Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Morehouse Parish

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Morehouse Parish Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court 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 may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you should go to the Morehouse Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member 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 find out by checking the court records on the Morehouse Parish jail website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Morehouse Parish jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not see the precise address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Morehouse Parish courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Morehouse Parish,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Morehouse Parish Detention Center is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 someone in jail at Morehouse Parish Detention Center changes, so we suggest that you double check the site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morehouse Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Morehouse Parish Detention Center? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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