Claiborne Parish Jail – Homer, LA

Claiborne Parish Jail is in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana and is the main correctional facility for the county. Looking for someone at Claiborne Parish Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything related to Claiborne Parish Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Claiborne Parish Jail intake procedures. Court information. And 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 their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Claiborne Parish Jail
613 East Main
Homer, LA 71040

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 318-927-2011
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Claiborne Parish Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Claiborne Parish Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you can check the other Louisiana county jails in our Louisiana County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Louisiana


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Claiborne Parish Jail inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Claiborne Parish Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to put in their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Claiborne Parish Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, 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 Claiborne Parish Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Claiborne Parish Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 318-927-2011

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Claiborne Parish Jail:

Claiborne Parish Jail
613 East Main
Homer, LA 71040

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Claiborne Parish Jail
613 East Main
Homer, LA 71040


The Claiborne Parish Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your 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 can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Claiborne Parish magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, 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 as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, 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 might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to go to the Claiborne Parish jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Claiborne Parish court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Claiborne Parish jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Claiborne Parish Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Claiborne 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 Claiborne 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 procedure to send money to Claiborne Parish Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the official Claiborne Parish Jail site when you send any money.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Claiborne Parish Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Claiborne 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 Claiborne Parish Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Claiborne Parish Jail Link
    Claiborne Parish Jail Inmate Search
    Claiborne Parish Jail Mugshots
    Claiborne Parish Jail Bail Amount Link

    Claiborne Parish Jail Visitation
    Claiborne Parish Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Claiborne Parish Jail
    Claiborne Parish Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Claiborne Parish Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Claiborne Parish Jail
    Jobs at Claiborne Parish Jail


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