Webster Parish Jail – Minden, LA

Webster Parish Jail is located in Webster Parish, LA and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know somebody at Webster Parish Jail? This guide gives you all about everything related to Webster Parish Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and advice 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 please leave any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Webster Parish Jail
1455 Bravo Boulevard
Minden, LA 71055

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-371-4301
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Webster Parish Jail you should navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Webster Parish Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their inmate information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you will want to look here: Louisiana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Webster Parish Jail. When viewing online you need to input the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Webster Parish Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the bail amount. For a minor offense, 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 know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 318-371-4301

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Webster Parish Jail is:

Webster Parish Jail
1455 Bravo Boulevard
Minden, LA 71055

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Webster Parish Jail
1455 Bravo Boulevard
Minden, LA 71055


The inmate mail policy at Webster Parish Jail changes frequently, so visit the the Webster Parish Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Louisiana.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You are able to access court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Webster Parish court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the Webster Parish jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Webster Parish jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered 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 remember that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Webster Parish Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the Webster Parish courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Webster Parish,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Webster Parish jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Webster 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 Webster 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 rules for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to check the official Webster Parish Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Webster Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Webster 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 Webster Parish Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in Webster Parish Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Webster Parish Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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