Union Parish Detention Center – Farmerville, LA

Union Parish Detention Center is in Union Parish, LA and is the main jail for this area. Know someone incarcerated at Union Parish Detention Center? This guide will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Union Parish Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Union Parish Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Union Parish Detention Center
707 Rodeo Circle
Farmerville, LA 71241

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (318) 368-9827
Fax:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

To see who’s in jail at Union Parish Detention Center you should visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Union Parish Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find info for anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Other Jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Union Parish Detention Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Union Parish Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released. If you don’t go to court, whoever 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Union Parish Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get out of jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Union Parish Detention Center frequently change, so you should visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Union Parish Detention Center phone number is: (318) 368-9827

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Union Parish Detention Center
707 Rodeo Circle
Farmerville, LA 71241

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Union Parish Detention Center
707 Rodeo Circle
Farmerville, LA 71241


The Union Parish Detention Center mail policy changes, so be sure to check the official Union Parish Detention Center site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Union Parish website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Union Parish Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at the Union Parish Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and 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. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Union Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online 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. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Union Parish,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Union Parish Detention Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Union 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 Union 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 jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to check the the Union Parish Detention Center website when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Union Parish Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Union 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 Union 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:

    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Union Parish Detention Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Wassup


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  1. Morgan Garcia says:

    This Shout out is for Jose Garcia…Please whoever sees this tell him his EX WIFE is thinking of him and is trying to do all we can to help him… He is a good person.. and we are all praying for him.. and everyone of you in there…THANKS.. and God Bless..

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