St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center – Killona, LA

St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center is in St Charles Parish and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for someone incarcerated at St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center? This guide tells you info about anything you might need to know about St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 985-783-1164
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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 that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who is in jail at St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center you will have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you should look here: Louisiana Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.

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Mugshots can be found online, or you can go in person to the St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in St Charles Parish

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 985-783-1164

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center:

St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center
5061 Highway 3127
Killona, LA 70057


The inmate mail policy at St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center changes often, so we suggest that you double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. 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 an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the St Charles Parish Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The St Charles Parish Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember that you should request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to access the St Charles Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the St Charles Parish court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been 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 must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the street address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the St Charles Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In St Charles Parish,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the St Charles Parish jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work 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 St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional 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 St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check the official St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center site before 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional 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 St Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional 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:

    • 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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