Baldwin County Corrections Center – Bay Minette, AL

Baldwin County Corrections Center is located in Baldwin County, AL and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone locked up at Baldwin County Corrections Center? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Baldwin County Corrections Center,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Baldwin County Corrections Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Baldwin County Corrections Center intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Baldwin County Corrections Center
200 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 251-580-2518
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Baldwin County Corrections Center you have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Baldwin County Corrections Center Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should look here, too: Alabama County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Baldwin County Corrections Center website, or you can go in person to the Baldwin County Corrections Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to input their full name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Baldwin County Corrections Center site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

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

Usually, a prisoner at Baldwin County Corrections Center are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Baldwin County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of Alabama the amount of bail you pay is already set by by the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on you bail amount. The bail schedule lists all of the crimes included in Alabama and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, 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 intake area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items with you, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates 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 ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Baldwin County Corrections Center phone number is: 251-580-2518

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by staff, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Baldwin County Corrections Center:

Baldwin County Corrections Center
200 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Baldwin County Corrections Center
200 Hand Ave
Bay Minette, AL 36507


The mail policy at Baldwin County Corrections Center changes, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which 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 to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information about this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Baldwin County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the Alabama State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? 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 case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Baldwin County magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you can request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. 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, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, just 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 court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Baldwin County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Baldwin County Corrections Center is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Baldwin County Corrections 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 Baldwin County Corrections 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 money to Baldwin County Corrections Center inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official website before 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Baldwin County Corrections Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Baldwin County Corrections 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 Baldwin County Corrections Center

    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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shout out to Baldwin County Corrections Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Baldwin County Corrections Center Website
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Inmate Search
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Mugshots
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Bail Link

    Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure – Bail Schedule

    Baldwin County Corrections Center Visitation Policy Link
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Jail Mail Policy Link
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Baldwin County Corrections Center
    Baldwin County Corrections Center Jobs


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  1. james says:

    i was recently in the baldwin county jail for 60 days for a dui charge.their is considerable racial tension from the inmates.but it is even worse from the guards,the majority of the guards are black as well as the inmates.they dont look to kindly on white folks.i was assaulted by three black individuals because they said i owed them a soup cup.when the guards arrived they sent me to solitary and the three that beat me up were never adressed about the situation.something needs to be done in that jail about the racist guards.to add the jail is disgusting and the only way to get on any kind of work program is if you are black otherwise forget about it.there is inmate to inmate sex which the guards have knowledge of and do nothing about.it is not at all the jail in which your website makes it sound like.

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