Jackson Parish Correctional Center – Jonesboro, LA

Jackson Parish Correctional Center is in Jackson Parish, Louisiana and is the primary jail for that area. Know someone in Jackson Parish Correctional Center? This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about Jackson Parish Correctional Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Jackson Parish Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jackson Parish Correctional Center
327 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, LA 71251

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-259-8799.
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Jackson Parish Correctional Center you will have to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Jackson Parish Correctional Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also get info on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you should check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Louisiana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Jackson Parish Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Jackson Parish Correctional Center website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will 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 removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Jackson Parish Correctional Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Jackson Parish Correctional Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Jackson Parish Correctional Center visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official Jackson Parish Correctional Center 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 . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden.

The Jackson Parish Correctional Center phone number is: 318-259-8799.

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jackson Parish Correctional Center is:

Jackson Parish Correctional Center
327 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, LA 71251

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jackson Parish Correctional Center
327 Industrial Drive
Jonesboro, LA 71251


The Jackson Parish Correctional Center inmate mail policy is always changing, so you should check the official Jackson Parish Correctional Center site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in Jackson Parish. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Louisiana State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You can access court records using the Jackson Parish website, or at 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 who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Jackson Parish court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted 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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not see the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not discover if they had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Jackson Parish courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson Parish,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Jackson Parish jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Jackson Parish Correctional Center, 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 Jackson Parish Correctional Center 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Jackson Parish Correctional Center 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Jackson Parish Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson Parish Correctional Center, 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 Jackson Parish Correctional Center

    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 in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Jackson Parish Correctional Center

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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