Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Alberta, VA

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Alberta, VA

Alberta is a town in Brunswick County, Virginia, United States. The population was 306 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles, all of it land. It is home to the Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Click on the following link if you or someone you know is arrested and in need of a bail bond in Alberta, Virginia.

Southside Community Corrections
202 North Main Street
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Telephone No. : 434-848-0921
Fax No. : 434-848-2550
Hours of Operation : M-F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Department Head: Linda Macklin

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is  the primary law enforcement agency for Brunswick County working closely with three town police departments. The Sheriff's Office employs a staff of 54 personnel serving in areas of patrol, investigations, civil process, communications, and corrections. Brunswick County Sheriff's Office serves 587 square miles and a population of 18,000

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
120 East Hicks Street
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Telephone No.: (434) 848-3133

Monday, April 18, 2011

ExpertBail Benefits Special Olympics

ExpertBail Benefits Special Olympics

ExpertBail Sponsors RaceExpertBail would like to congratulate the winner of the Tarrywile 5K and all race participants. All proceeds went to the Special Olympics, Connecticut. We are very proud to have sponsored this race. Great job everyone!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Bay Village, OH

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Bay Village, OH

Friday, April 15, 2011 The City of Bay Village, Ohio is a warm and welcoming community of approximately 17,000 residents located 15 miles west of Cleveland along five miles of Lake Erie’s wooded southern shore.

Bay Village residents enjoy a multitude of recreational and cultural opportunities, which have created a close-knit residential community. It is near enough to the pulse of Cleveland with quick and convenient access to first-class museums, the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Indians and Browns games, but just far enough off the beaten path to offer the peace, privacy, and comfort of suburban living.

However, there’s always a possibility for trouble in paradise. If a loved one gets in trouble and needs a bail bond in Bay Village, Ohio, call ExpertBail at 800.938.2245. ExpertBail was created to separate the high quality bail bond agent from the low quality bail bond agent. It is our goal to change the perception of the bail industry by delivering at the highest level possible. So remember, if you ever need a bail bond, call ExpertBail.

Cuyahoga County Jail
1215 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113-1582
(216) 443-6000

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ExpertBail Agent: Steve Tracey

Steve Tracey

Making A Difference: Steve Tracey - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.com
Being an Agent in the ExpertBail Network is an honor shared by a select group of the best agents across the country. But being the biggest agent in the ExpertBail Network is limited to one person, Steve Tracey… or as his family and friends refer to him, Big Steve. Standing 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing in at over 400 pounds, Big Steve is one of New Haven, Connecticut’s best bail bond agents and biggest personalities. Whether it is sponsoring the local little league team or raising money to prevent family violence, Steve is always looking for new ways to have a BIG impact on his community.

So the next time you see a tiny SMART car driving down the street in New Haven, Connecticut. Look closely, because in addition to seeing an advertisement for DiAdamo and Tracey Bail Bonds, you might catch a glimpse of Big Steve making his rounds through the community. I don’t know about you, but for some reason that makes us feel better about things. So thanks Steve. Keep up the great work and thanks for representing the ExpertBail Network in the way that you do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ExpertBail Consumer Alert: Bail Bond Scam

ExpertBail Consumer Alert: Bail Bond Scam
bail bond scamNAPA -- The Napa County District Attorney's office is warning residents of a scam involving suspicious phone calls made by people posing as grandchildren in need.
These callers often call senior citizens, pretend to have been detained by law enforcement and ask for bail money, according to a release from the district attorney's office.

The "distressed" callers posing as grandchildren tell the senior to wait by the phone for a second call from an attorney, a bail bondsman, or law enforcement officer for further details, it said. This person will instruct the senior to wire money to a specific place, usually, a Western Union station.

"Once the money is wired, it becomes untraceable," the release said. "This is not how the bail process works in reality."

These calls usually are made early in the morning or late at night.

If you get a call like this, the district attorney's office suggests asking the caller to answer a question that only a real family member could answer.

Anyone who receives such a call should write down the number -- if a caller ID is available -- and report it to the local police department.

Please feel free to contact the ExpertBail team at 800.938.2245 or communications@expertbail.com with any questions or comments.

Original Article:
Napa DA warns residents of grandparents scam
Times-Herald staff report

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pretrial Release: Good for Defendants, Taxpayers

Pretrial Release: Good for Defendants, Taxpayers

Monday, April 11, 2011 Pretrial ReleaseSen.Ellyn Bogdanoff has proposed a bill that will eliminate pretrial release for defendants who can afford to pay for bail in order to reduce out of pocket costs for Florida taxpayers. This proposed bill will attempt to halt a growing problem within Florida's criminal justice system by keeping needed services intact and still reducing spending. Robert S. Zack, a retired Broward County Court judge, commends Bogdanoff on her efforts:

As a retired County Court judge, having served 17 of my 21 years on the criminal bench, I would like to commend Sen.Ellyn Bogdanoff for her attempt to rein in a growing problem within our state's criminal justice system.  Bogdanoff has introduced a simple measure that seeks to restrict eligibility of criminal defendants into what is known as "Pretrial Release Services."

Pretrial release is a government program where defendants can be released into a supervised program until they have their first formal appearance before a judge. These programs were established across America in the 1970s and were originally designed to assist poor and indigent defendants who could not otherwise afford to pay for their own release through a bail bond.

Pretrial release can be a good thing for poor defendants whose lives could be ruined by an extended jail stay before a resolution of the matter pending before the court. It can also be good for taxpayers who don't have to foot the bill for the cost of room and board in a local jail during the pretrial period. 

But what about those defendants who are not poor and can afford to pay for their own release? Why are taxpayers financing their release?
That's where Bogdanoff's good idea comes in.

Florida pretrial release programs no longer just serve indigent defendants, as was their original purpose. They have grown to also offer taxpayer-financed release to those who could otherwise foot their own bill.

A report released by the state Office of Program and Policy Analysis & Government Accountability found that such programs cost taxpayers about $1,400 per defendant.

If we are talking about indigent defendants who would otherwise languish in a jail cell, that's a good deal for taxpayers because housing an inmate in jail can cost far more.  But if we are talking about spending $1,400 per defendant for those individuals with the ability to pay their own way out, then it seems that taxpayers are being ripped off.

As proof positive of the unnecessary growth in these programs, Florida has seen a growth of more than 12 percent in just one year (20008 to 2009) even while crime in our state dropped by more than 6 percent. 

To be clear, a decrease in crime should mean a decrease — not an increase — in costs related to serving defendants. Instead of spending fewer tax dollars on these programs, we saw a one-year growth of more than $4 million.

The additional good news about Bogdanoff's bill is that it would have no impact on jail populations, as some fear.

Two recent studies, also released by OPPAGA, found there is no correlation between counties' occupancy rate and whether or not they have a government-funded pretrial release program.

OPPAGA also studied Pasco County, which eliminated its pretrial release program, and found that it did not appear to affect its jail population.

To clarify, Bogdanoff's bill does not seek to eliminate pretrial release but merely to exclude those who can pay their own way.

At a time when all levels of government are dealing with shrinking budgets, it is incumbent upon lawmakers to find ways to cut spending without harming vital public services. After reading Bogdanoff's bill — and ignoring the hyperbole and heightened rhetoric of those who seek to protect the status quo — I am convinced her measure will achieve the goal of reducing spending while keeping needed services intact.

Good for her and good for us.

Robert S. Zack is a retired Broward County Court judge and former president of the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida.
Original Article:
Sun Sentinel
Pretrial release: Good for defendants, taxpayers

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Jackson, MS

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Jackson, MS

723 N. President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-5600

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Community Corrections Division is responsible for protecting public safety through the supervision of probationers and parolees in the community.  In addition, Community Corrections is responsible for all residents in the restitution centers and inmates in the community work centers, in the intensive supervision program and on earned release supervision. 

There are three regions within the Community Corrections Division.

Deputy Commissioner Lora Cole oversees the division, which consists of:

·        17 Community Work Centers

·        4 Restitution Centers

·        Interstate Compact

·        Probation

·        Parole

·        Intensive Supervision Program

·        Earned Released Supervision

The Mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to provide and promote public safety through efficient and effective offender custody, care, control and treatment consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) approves Residential Transitional Centers for the housing of MDOC ex-offenders when such Transitional Centers meet the following standards:
1.   Complies with applicable local governmental zoning and permit codes;

2.   Provides safe and humane living conditions;

3.   Promotes paid employment opportunities for residents;

4.   Promotes pro-social and life skills for residents;

5.   Prepares residents for societal re-entry with economic self-reliance; and

6.   Provides program services and activities with the measurable objective of reducing recidivism.             

Statement of Purpose
The Mississippi Department of Corrections Community-Corrections Division exists to: provide for public safety, promote opportunities for positive behavioral change in the offenders under its supervision, secure provisions for community based assistance and services needed by the offenders, decrease criminal behavior and recidivism and serves as an alternative to incarceration.

How can I find out if someone has been sentenced to the Mississippi Department of Corrections?
Click on Inmate Search to search for active inmates.
Click on MS Parole Board parolee search to search for active parolees.
For all others contact the MDOC Records Department at 601-933-2889
If someone I know has been sentenced and is currently in jail, how can I get them out?
If you or someone you know is in need of a bail bond in Jackson, Mississippi, ExpertBail is here to help. With bail bond agents in every state that bail can be written, the ExpertBail Network of Agents can service your needs no matter where you or the defendant is located.