Tangipahoa Parish Prison is in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for someone locked up at Tangipahoa Parish Prison? This site gives you information about everything related to Tangipahoa Parish Prisonsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Tangipahoa Parish Prison. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Tangipahoa Parish Prison
15475 Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
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Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To search who is in jail at Tangipahoa Parish Prison you have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Tangipahoa Parish Prison Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find info about anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to look here, too: Louisiana Jails
A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Tangipahoa Parish Prison website, or you can go in person to the Tangipahoa Parish Prison. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Tangipahoa Parish Prison website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.
Typically, prisoners will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You have to call the Tangipahoa Parish Prison or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Tangipahoa Parish Prison website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- 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 procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will get to use the telephone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. It also depends on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you go, for example your driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Tangipahoa Parish Prison phone number is: 985-345-615
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Tangipahoa Parish Prison:
Tangipahoa Parish Prison
15475 Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Tangipahoa Parish Prison
15475 Club Deluxe Road
Hammond, LA 70403
The mail policy at Tangipahoa Parish Prison changes often, so be sure to double check the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Louisiana State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are public records. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Tangipahoa Parish magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you need to visit the Tangipahoa Parish jail website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Tangipahoa Parish court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Tangipahoa Parish jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Drug crimes.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
During a criminal records search, you will not discover if they has had:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Minor infractions or 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 Driver’s 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
- Guards and jail staff
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Tangipahoa Parish courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Tangipahoa Parish, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Tangipahoa Parish jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa 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 process for sending funds to inmates at Tangipahoa Parish Prison changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website before you send funds 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
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Types of Jobs at Tangipahoa Parish Prison
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Tangipahoa 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.
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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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 an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Tangipahoa Parish Prison?
If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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