Nashua Street Jail is located in Suffolk County, MA and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone at Nashua Street Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Nashua Street Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Nashua Street Jail intake procedures. Suffolk County court information. And everything else.
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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you need to make the process less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that could help others is appreciated.
Nashua Street Jail
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 2114
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (617) 635-1100
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who’s in jail at Nashua Street Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.
The Nashua Street Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to check the other Massachusetts county jails in our Massachusetts County Jail Guide: Massachusetts County Jails Directory
A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Nashua Street Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Nashua Street Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.
Usually, a prisoner are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid 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 must call the Nashua Street Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Nashua Street Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Nashua Street Jail
Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, 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 Programs
- Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?
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When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Nashua Street Jail phone number is: (617) 635-1100
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Nashua Street Jail:
Nashua Street Jail
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 2114
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Nashua Street Jail
200 Nashua Street
Boston, MA 2114
The mail policy at Nashua Street Jail changes frequently, so be sure to check the the Nashua Street Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.
To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Suffolk County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your court case are kept and available to you at Suffolk County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.
A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Suffolk County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Minor infractions or 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.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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 Nashua Street Jail.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Suffolk County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Suffolk County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in Nashua Street Jail is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Nashua Street 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 Nashua Street 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 rules for sending money to Nashua Street Jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you double check 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
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Nashua Street Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Nashua Street 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 been a prisoner in Nashua Street Jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Nashua Street Jail?
If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.
Things you can write in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
Speak Your Mind
Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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Links and Resources
Nashua Street Jail Visitation Policy Link
Nashua Street Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
Locate an inmate at Nashua Street Jail
Nashua Street Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
Nashua Street Jail Arrest Inquiry
Send Money to an Inmate at Nashua Street Jail
Nashua Street Jail Employment
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