Morehouse Parish Jail – Bastrop, LA

Morehouse Parish Jail is located in Morehouse Parish, LA and is the correctional facility for this region. Know somebody locked up in Morehouse Parish Jail? This page tells you information about anything you might need to know about Morehouse Parish Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Morehouse Parish Jail. How to view Morehouse Parish Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morehouse Parish Jail
250 East Walnut Street
Bastrop, LA 71220

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 318-281-9336
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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 find them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Morehouse Parish Jail you will have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Morehouse Parish Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find the same information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Louisiana jails: Other County Jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Morehouse Parish Jail inmates are online, or you can see them at the Morehouse Parish Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Morehouse Parish Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: 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 incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to go to your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Morehouse Parish Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Morehouse Parish Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Morehouse Parish Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so review the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

The Morehouse Parish Jail phone number is: 318-281-9336

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Morehouse Parish Jail
250 East Walnut Street
Bastrop, LA 71220

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morehouse Parish Jail
250 East Walnut Street
Bastrop, LA 71220


The mail policy at Morehouse Parish Jail can change, so be sure to visit the the Morehouse Parish Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, 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? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Morehouse Parish court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and 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 could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Morehouse Parish court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Morehouse Parish jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available 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 contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records online, or at the Morehouse Parish Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to the Morehouse Parish Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Morehouse Parish courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Morehouse Parish,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Morehouse Parish jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have 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 Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 process for sending money to Morehouse Parish Jail inmates can change, so be sure to visit the site when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Morehouse Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morehouse 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 Morehouse 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 spent any time in Morehouse Parish Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Morehouse Parish Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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