Beauregard Parish Prison is located in Beauregard Parish, LA and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Beauregard Parish Prison? This site tells you information about everything related to Beauregard Parish Prison,like the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Beauregard Parish Prison mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Beauregard Parish court information. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Beauregard Parish Prison
412 Bolivar Bishop Dr.
Deridder, LA 70634
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To see who is in jail at Beauregard Parish Prison you will need to click on their web site and use the inmate search.
The Beauregard Parish Prison Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Louisiana
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshotes of Beauregard Parish Prison prisoners can be found online, or you can go in person to the Beauregard Parish Prison. When viewing online you will have to enter the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Beauregard Parish Prison site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you are required not to leave the area.
Typically, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to go back to the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you miss court, whoever posted 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 will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Beauregard Parish Prison website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Beauregard Parish
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You must answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. All visitors is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you review the official site before you go to visitation.
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 . These phone calls are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.
The Beauregard Parish Prison phone number is: 337-460-5520
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Beauregard Parish Prison, use this address:
Beauregard Parish Prison
412 Bolivar Bishop Dr.
Deridder, LA 70634
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Beauregard Parish Prison
412 Bolivar Bishop Dr.
Deridder, LA 70634
The Beauregard Parish Prison mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the the Beauregard Parish Prison website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.
For more information about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Beauregard Parish
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?
All court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You are able to access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at the Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, 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 might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
You can you need to go to the Beauregard Parish jail website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Beauregard Parish court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not find the actual address, rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to the Beauregard Parish Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.
Tell Your Story
Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Beauregard Parish,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Beauregard Parish jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Beauregard Parish Prison, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Beauregard Parish Prison uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The procedure to send money to Beauregard Parish Prison inmates can change, so you should review the official website when you send money to an inmate there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Beauregard Parish Prison
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Beauregard Parish Prison, 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Beauregard Parish Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Beauregard Parish Prison?
If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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Links and Resources
Beauregard Parish Prison Visitation Policy Link
Beauregard Parish Prison Jail Mail Link
Beauregard Parish Prison Inmate Inquiry Link
Beauregard Parish Prison Warrant Inquiry Link
Beauregard Parish Prison Arrests
Send Money to an Inmate at Beauregard Parish Prison
Beauregard Parish Prison Jobs
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