Barnstable County Correctional Facility – Bourne, MA

Barnstable County Correctional Facility is located in Barnstable County and is the main correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Barnstable County Correctional Facility? This page will tell you information about anything you might need to know about Barnstable County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Barnstable County Correctional Facility? How to view Barnstable County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Barnstable County Correctional Facility intake procedures. Barnstable County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barnstable County Correctional Facility
6000 Sheriff’S Place
Bourne, MA 2532

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 508-563-4300
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Barnstable County Correctional Facility you have to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Barnstable County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be in another jail you should look here, too: Massachusetts Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Barnstable County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Barnstable County Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means 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 taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you must not go out of town.

Usually, inmates will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you miss court, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the Barnstable County Correctional Facility. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. 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 will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. 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 ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Barnstable County Correctional Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 508-563-4300

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail is opened and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Barnstable County Correctional Facility is:

Barnstable County Correctional Facility
6000 Sheriff’S Place
Bourne, MA 2532

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barnstable County Correctional Facility
6000 Sheriff’S Place
Bourne, MA 2532


The mail policy at Barnstable County Correctional Facility changes frequently, so we suggest that you visit the the Barnstable County Correctional Facility website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and every documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the Barnstable County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Barnstable County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Barnstable County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Barnstable County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Barnstable County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. 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 registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings online, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Barnstable County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Barnstable County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Barnstable County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Barnstable County Correctional Facility is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Barnstable County Correctional Facility, 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 Barnstable County Correctional Facility 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Barnstable County Correctional Facility changes, so you should review the site 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Barnstable County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility, 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 Barnstable County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 at Barnstable County Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Barnstable County Correctional Facility?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Barnstable County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Barnstable County Correctional Facility


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