Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail – North Dartmouth, MA

Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail is in Bristol County, MA and is the correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody in jail at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail? How to view Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Bristol County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 2747

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 508-995-6400
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to see who is in jail at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info for anyone arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in Massachusetts


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail prisoners can be searched on the Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail website, or you can go in person to the Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot removed from the Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you must not leave the county.

Typically, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral.

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

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you 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 a bunch of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that might help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so check the official Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 508-995-6400

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail, use this address:

Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 2747

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail
400 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 2747


The mail policy at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail changes, so it would be best to check the official Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Bristol County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Massachusetts.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or 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 are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Bristol County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are held at the Bristol County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to report to 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 a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Bristol County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Bristol County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t see the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Bristol County,the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Bristol County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Bristol County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After 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 Bristol County House Of Correction And 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 Bristol County House Of Correction And 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 funds to inmates can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail website when you send funds 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Bristol County House Of Correction And 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 Bristol County House Of Correction And 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:

    • 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 spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Write a review about Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Link
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Inmate Search Link
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Mugshots
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Bail Link

    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Visitation
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Mail Policy
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail
    Jobs at Bristol County House Of Correction And Jail


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  1. cathy says:

    What happens when an inmate leaves and a check is given to the inmate and the check is lost. will they reissue the check????

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