Hammond City Jail – Jennings, LA

Hammond City Jail is in Hammond (City) and is the correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Hammond City Jail? This site gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Hammond City Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Hammond City Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hammond City Jail
321 East Plaquemine Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 985-277-5700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Hammond City Jail you need to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Hammond City Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be at another jail you should check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Louisiana County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hammond City Jail inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Hammond City Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Hammond City Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, 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, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Hammond City Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Hammond City Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, 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 you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Hammond (City)

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these 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 a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to decide on how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be 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 you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Hammond City Jail phone number is: 985-277-5700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hammond City Jail, use this address:

Hammond City Jail
321 East Plaquemine Street
Jennings, LA 70546

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hammond City Jail
321 East Plaquemine Street
Jennings, LA 70546


The Hammond City Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Hammond City Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Hammond (City)

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Hammond (City) court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hammond (City) court magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind that you should ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the Hammond (City) court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Hammond (City) Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Hammond (City) Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Hammond (City) courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hammond (City),the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Hammond City Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Hammond City 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 Hammond City 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail could change, so you should check the official website when you send any funds.

    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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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hammond City Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hammond City 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 Hammond City 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 locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Hammond City Jail

    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? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Hammond City Jail


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