Iberia Parish Jail – New Iberia, LA

Iberia Parish Jail is in Iberia Parish and is the jail for this region. Know somebody locked up in Iberia Parish Jail? This guide tells you about anything a person needs to know about Iberia Parish Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Iberia Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Iberia Parish Jail
3618 Broken Arrow Road
New Iberia, LA 70560

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 337-369-2431
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who is in jail at Iberia Parish Jail you should navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Iberia Parish Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Iberia Parish Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Iberia Parish Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the person’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Iberia Parish Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, 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 until that day you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could get to move to 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 your trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Iberia Parish Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a 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
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get 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 includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Iberia Parish Jail frequently change, so you should visit the jail site before go to the jail to 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 . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates 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, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 337-369-2431

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Iberia Parish Jail is:

Iberia Parish Jail
3618 Broken Arrow Road
New Iberia, LA 70560

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Iberia Parish Jail
3618 Broken Arrow Road
New Iberia, LA 70560


The mail policy at Iberia Parish Jail is always changing, so double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Iberia Parish. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Iberia Parish

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Iberia Parish court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Iberia Parish court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can ask to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. 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 website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the 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 court case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Iberia Parish,the Sheriff 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 getting locked up in Iberia Parish Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Iberia 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 Iberia 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 someone in jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official website before you send funds 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Iberia Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Iberia 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 Iberia 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:

    • 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 at Iberia Parish Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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