Winn Parish Jail is located in Winn Parish and is the primary jail for that area. Know somebody in Winn Parish Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Winn Parish Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Winn Parish Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Winn Parish court information. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Winn Parish Jail
119 West Main
Winnfield, LA 71483
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 318-628-4610
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to see who is in jail at Winn Parish Jail you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.
The Winn Parish Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24-hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another county jail you should check our Louisiana county jail guide: Louisiana County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.
Mugshots of Winn Parish Jail prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Winn Parish Jail. When viewing online you have to input the first and last name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Winn Parish Jail site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can 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 are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are required not to go out of town.
Usually, inmates in the Winn Parish Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Winn Parish Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your assets as collateral.
To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Winn Parish Jail
Have you ever used a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will get to use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you must start a jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the log for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. These phone calls are typically pricier 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 you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.
The Winn Parish Jail phone number is: 318-628-4610
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Winn Parish Jail is:
Winn Parish Jail
119 West Main
Winnfield, LA 71483
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Winn Parish Jail
119 West Main
Winnfield, LA 71483
The mail policy at Winn Parish Jail changes, so review the official Winn Parish Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. 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 a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but 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, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Winn Parish website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Winn Parish magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
To find this out just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Winn Parish jail website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to the courthouse and check in person or you can 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 a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t see if that person has had any:
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 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.
- Conditions in Winn Parish Jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Jail gangs
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Winn Parish, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Winn Parish jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Winn Parish Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Winn 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 jail inmates is likely to change, so check the site when you send money to an inmate.
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 Winn Parish Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Winn 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.
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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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Winn Parish Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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