Vermilion Parish Jail – Abbeville, LA

Vermilion Parish Jail is located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana and is the main correctional facility for that county. Do you know someone in jail at Vermilion Parish Jail? This guide gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Vermilion Parish Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Vermilion Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Vermilion Parish Jail
14202 Savoy Rd.
Abbeville, LA 70510

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (337) 898-4428
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has 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 Vermilion Parish Jail you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Vermilion Parish Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information for anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member might be in a different jail you can look here, too: Louisiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Vermilion Parish Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can go in person to the Vermilion Parish Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Vermilion Parish Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 you must promise to go to your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates in the Vermilion Parish Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break 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 may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not 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 need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be 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 just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Vermilion Parish Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out 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 procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be entered into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should review the official Vermilion Parish Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates 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 may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (337) 898-4428

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Vermilion Parish Jail:

Vermilion Parish Jail
14202 Savoy Rd.
Abbeville, LA 70510

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Vermilion Parish Jail
14202 Savoy Rd.
Abbeville, LA 70510


The inmate mail policy at Vermilion Parish Jail changes often, so be sure to double check the the Vermilion Parish Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Vermilion Parish

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Louisiana State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Vermilion Parish court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access court records via the Vermilion Parish website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your 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 will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should visit the Vermilion Parish jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the exact address, but only the block they live on.

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 all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Vermilion Parish Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Vermilion Parish,the Vermilion Parish 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

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Vermilion Parish Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Vermilion Parish Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

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

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you visit the official Vermilion Parish Jail site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Vermilion Parish Jail

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

    Apply for a Job at Vermilion Parish Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Vermilion Parish Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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