Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii – Alexandria, LA

Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii is located in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and is the main jail for that region. Looking for someone at Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii? This page gives you information about anything related to Rapides Parish Detention Center Iiisuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii
7400 Academy Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (318) 449-4385
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii you will have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you should look here: Louisiana County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the photo taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can see them at the Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: (318) 449-4385

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii is:

Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii
7400 Academy Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii
7400 Academy Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303


The mail policy at Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii changes, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in Rapides Parish. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Rapides Parish

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You are able to access your court case records using the Rapides Parish website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should access the Rapides Parish jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the Rapides Parish court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. 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 name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Rapides Parish jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but keep in mind that you can’t find the street address, but only the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Rapides Parish,the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Rapides Parish jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii, 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 Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii 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 inmates can change, so be sure to review the official Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii site when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii, 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 Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii

    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 Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

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

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Rapides Parish Detention Center Iii? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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