Thursday, December 30, 2010

ExpertBail vs AmateurBail

ExpertBail would like to wish everyone a very happy & safe New Year. 2010 has been a very challenging year for many people and we hope that 2011 brings much prosperity, success and happiness to you and your family.

AmateurBail on the other hand, is a bit grumpy about 2011 approaching so quickly. They are fond of the economy being in a slump which enables them to take many naps, participate in scandalous activities and take advantage of people in need.

So what’s the difference between an ExpertBail Agent and an AmateurBail Agent?

ExpertBail Agents are professional bail bond agents who do their job better than the rest. They are committed to providing quality support to those in need and won't stop until their job is done and it is done right. At the end of the day, ExpertBail Agents are just like you. They are active members in their communities, donate their time and money to local youth programs and they work with local and national law enforcement. They work 24/7 to help families in need and work hard to make the general public a safer place. They are your neighbors, your advisors and your trusted source for help in what can be one of the most difficult times in your life.

AmateurBail Agents are unprofessional bail bond agents who do their job worse than anyone else. They are committed to ripping off their customers by stealing collateral, lying, taking advantage of people and providing terrible customer service. At the beginning of the day, AmateurBail Agents are people you do not want to meet and definitely don’t want to rely on in an emotional and stressful situation like needing a bail bond.

Why rely on an Amateur when there’s an Expert waiting to help?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Bailgating Across America

If you are a lover of the NFL, than you are a lover tailgating…or as we like to call it, “Bailgating.”  Over the past several months, ExpertBail has been bailgating it’s way across the country giving out free barbecue food, footballs, coozies, hats and much more at various NFL games.   

While people have been enjoying their burgers and dogs, they have also been able to learn more about ExpertBail, the nation’s largest and most trusted branded network of independent bail bondsmen. With the ability to write bail bonds in every state that commercial bail bonds can written, ExpertBail is committed to raising the bar and changing the way consumers perceive the bail industry. 

The next bailgating party will be at this week’s Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders game at Arrowhead Stadium. Attendees interested in stopping by, need to look for the blue ExpertBail balloons flying high in the Reserved Red Parking Area. As always, there will be free barbecue, giveaways and more.

Come by this Sunday, January 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM and meet some of our great agents and get fired up for what will sure to be a great rivalry game. For more information, visit our ExpertBail Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Franky French's New Year’s Resolutions

Absolutely dreading the New Year, AmateurBail Agent Franky French lists his New Year’s Resolutions: 

 4. Avoid taking sleeping pills and laxatives on the same night. 
3. Take those old Viagra samples for a test drive. 
2. Make Honey Hustler a mix tape. 
1. Learn what the hell "resolution" means.

What is the most pathetic New Year's Resolution you have ever made? 

Let us know!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

ExpertBail Tailgate Party: Kansas City

Join us for an ExpertBail Tailgate Party!
January 2, 2011 @ 9:00 AM
Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders
Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
For more information on attending this event, please write us at or find us on

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ExpertBail Agent: Ron Barnett, Making a Difference

ExpertBail Agent: Ron Barnett, Making a Difference

Making A Difference: Ron Barnett - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman -
How important is family to you? To ExpertBail Agent, Ron Barnett, it means everything. Ron runs Barnett Bail Bonds in Vero Beach, Florida, and it has been going strong for over 25 years. When Ron talks about his family business, he really means family. In fact, his daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law all work with him. There is even a playroom in the office that is dedicated for his grandchildren when they visit. When Ron says “Let my family assist your family” it couldn’t be more true.

There are many things that make Ron Barnett an extraordinary ExpertBail Agent, but in most people’s eyes, the things that set him apart from the crowd are his passion for family and the experience and dedication he brings to his clients. In his mind, everyone he does business with in some way becomes part of his family. In terms of dedication, Ron proves his commitment each and every day by going to court. For almost every client, he personally goes to first appearances, court hearings, sentences… you name it, he’s there. “If my client’s in court, I’m in court.” It is this type of commitment that makes it possible for all of Ron’s relationships to be built out of trust…you know, the type of stuff families are made of.

Ron’s commitment doesn’t stop with his clients; it goes far beyond. He is heavily involved with his local community and commits a large part of his time to Youth Guidance Mentoring, The Boys and Girls Club and The Humane Society. He not only donates to all of these programs, but he also attends functions, participates in fundraising activities and all family pets have been adopted. Being active in his community is incredibly important to Ron and his family. Every year Ron places a large Toy Bin in his office for people to donate toys throughout the year. These toys are used when a client’s family comes to the office with small children. Ron and his team encourage children to pick out toys to take home. And let us tell you that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…even at the young age of 5, Ron’s granddaughter recently donated her own books to the Toy Bin.

Ron and his family are a true testament of what an ExpertBail Agent really stands for and we are extremely proud to call Ron and his entire family Trusted Members of the ExpertBail Network.
Ron Barnett & Family

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

The end of the year is almost here and for many people, 2010 was a continuation of tough times caused by the economy. Until real estate prices increase and employment rates decrease, all retail industries will be challenged. Nevertheless, we are proud to say our ExpertBail Agents have persevered throughout this tough climate.

These hard times require many things of people in the workforce; including innovative thinking, discipline and creative thinking. Successful businesses must constantly be creative in their approach to bringing in new customers. Things have changed dramatically in the past several years and competition in all industries is fierce.

While 2010 was incredibly challenging, ExpertBail and its network of agents will strive to continue to provide quality support to those in need in a trusting and professional manner. When you work with an ExpertBail Agent, you will be working with a bail bond agent who has the experience, knowledge and compassion you need.

We want to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday and a healthy and prosperous 2011.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jail & Bail information for Allen County, Kansas

Jail & Bail information for Allen County, Kansas:

Allen County Law Enforcement Center
1 North Washington, Iola KS
Phone: 620-365-1400    Fax:  620-365-1455

The Mission of the Allen County Law Enforcement Center is to constantly earn the public's trust and contribute to safety and security in our community by providing the highest quality law enforcement, corrections, emergency operations, and support services possible within the resources entrusted to us.

We will achieve our mission through investing available resources in highly motivated, professional, trained and ethical team members, who are committed to working in partnership with the community. Integrity, honesty and safety will only be achieved by combining the efforts of law enforcement, governments and the Citizens of Allen County, Kansas.

In October 2004 the Allen County Sheriff’s Department proudly introduced a brand new correctional facility.  The correctional facility is capable of housing 76 inmates to include 10 females and 66 males.  The correctional facility contracts with other local agencies to house their inmates.  Since we opened our new doors in 2004 we have brought in an approximate $1, 582, 444.00 in revenue.  This money has been used to make payments on the bond without the use of tax dollars and to offset cost within the facility.

"The transition to move from one jail to the next was not easy however thanks to the strong will of the staff and the support of the citizens we now manage a top quality facility.  We are very proud of how far we have come given some of the obstacles we had to endure" Joni Tucker, Jail Administrator.
Meals here are prepared daily for inmates by two full time and one part time cook.  The food is prepared from scratch and follows the recommended daily allowance for nutritional values.  The kitchen manager, Cathy Nelson,  is able to keep cost down to $1.07-$1.30 per meal while still tasting delicious.

A few FAQs:

Who can visit an inmate?
In order for children to visit they must be a biological child of the inmate.  You must be able to show legal documentation.  Visitation is limited to 3 adults and 3 children per visit.  Visits are 15 minutes per weekend.

How do I contact an inmate?
Letters may be mailed to an inmate at P.O Box 433 Iola, KS 66749.  Be sure to put the inmates name on the outside of the envelope.  Inappropriate content or materials will cause the letter to be discarded and the inmate will not receive it.

How do I contact a bondsman on behalf of an inmate?
To speak with a trustworthy and professional bail bondsman in Allen County, TX call 800.938.2245 or visit ExpertBail Agents are professional bail bond agents who do their job better than the rest. They are committed to provide quality support to those in need and won't stop until their job is done and it is done right.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jail Information for Union County, Iowa

Jail Information for Union County, Iowa
Union County Sheriff's Office:302 North Pine Street
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: 641-782-7717
Fax: 641-782-8404

Chief Deputy: Steve Maitlen
Sergeant: Dan McNeill
Deputies: Brian Bolton, Chad Woods
Jail Administration: Dave Danielson, Dorie Shiltz, Assistant
Jailers: Josh Christensen, Whitney Nucaro, Brad Dukes
Civil Clerk: Tracy Chapman
Union County Sheriff Rick Piel

The Union County Jail currently has 5 full time employees.  The jail holds 11 inmates (3 single cells and 2 four person cells) and is generally full to capacity including sending inmates to be temporarily housed in other county jails.  The jail meets standards to house male and female prisoners.  Jail meals are prepared at HyVee in Creston and delivered to the jail.

The Union County Jail will not accept the following items for inmates: packages, obscene or pornographic materials, personal checks, stamped envelopes, food, or periodicals not sent directly from the publisher. 

Mail should be addressed as follows:
Inmate’s Name
Union County Jail
302 N. Pine St.
Creston, IA  50801

Telephone Calls:
Inmates are not allowed incoming calls.  Outgoing calls from inmates is allowed on a daily bases.

Bail Bonding Information:
We understand that seeking out a bail bond is not something that anyone ever plans for or expects. That's why we are here. We have obtained the finest bail bond agents and gathered them for you in our Network. Instead of pointing a finger in a phone book or drawing a name out of a hat, you can believe that ExpertBail is the most trusted resource for bail bonds in the nation.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Adams County, Indiana Jail Information

Adams County, Indiana Jail Information:

313 S. 1st Street
P.O. Box 608
Decatur, IN 46733

Office Hours:
8:00 - 4:00 M - F
(260) 724-7141
(260) 724-8505

What we do:
The Adams County, Indiana Sheriffs' Department, by statute, is the keeper of the county jail and servants of the county courts.
    * Operate and maintain the county wide Enhanced 911 system.
    * Operate and maintain a 24 hour, multi-agency, and county wide dispatching center.
    * Secure and house all county jail inmates.
    * Operates and maintains a county wide work release center.

About the Sheriff:

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Sheriff Padgett began his law enforcement career with the Indiana State Police on June 13, 1976 at which time he was assigned to the State Police Post in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Padgett was assigned road patrol duties in Adams County, Indiana and continued those duties until August 1987 when he was promoted to the rank of Detective and re-assigned to the Vehicle Crimes Unit.
In 2002 Padgett ran for and was elected to the position of Adams County Sheriff.  After retiring from the Indiana State Police on December 31, 2002, Padgett began his first term in Office on January 1, 2003.  Padgetts' election made a mark in Adams County as he was the first Republican in the history of Adams County, Indiana to be elected Sheriff.

Bail Bond Agent Information:
Is someone you know in trouble in Adams County, Indiana? Follow the link to find a trusted bail bond agent.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ada County, Idaho Jail & Bail Information

Ada County, Idaho
7200 Barrister Dr.
Boise, ID 83704

(208) 577-3000
Non-emergency Dispatch
(208) 377-6790

Ada County Jail
The Ada County Jail was built in 1977 when the Ada County-Boise City Public Safety Building first opened. The jail was originally built to hold a maximum of 160 inmates, plus 32 work release prisoners.
The jail has been expanded several times since then. Today, the total inmate capacity is 1144.

Inmate Classification
All inmates at the Ada County Jail are classified using a specific system which is basically a risk assessment. By classifying all inmates, security of other inmates and jail staff is greatly increased. To classify an inmate, a team of officers researches the inmate's past and criminal history. They also consider the inmate's past and present behavior when in custody. Mental or physical disabilities are also taken into consideration when determining appropriate housing.

Inmates are assigned a security risk level, or classification, ranging from minimum to maximum. Minimum security inmates enjoy the highest level of benefits and privileges. Medium security inmates may also have certain privileges, like dormitory housing and access to programs. Inmates who are classified as maximum risk do not have access to most programs or privileges.

Inmate Housing
There are different types of inmate supervision used inside the Ada County Jail. One is called Close Custody Unit (CCU). CCU can house a total of 130 inmates. This is the traditional cell structure where more violent offenders or those inmates who cannot be mixed with the general population are housed.
Other inmates live under what is referred to as Direct Supervision. Their housing is set up in "pods". Within each pod are dorms. Each male dorm holds 92 inmates. Each female dorm houses 56. In dorms, there are no single cells. Inmates have their own beds and they all share a common area. Generally, one deputy is able to supervise an entire dorm.

Bail Bond FAQs
What is bond?
A bail bond is an amount of money in cash, property, or surety bond that must be paid for an arrested person to be able to leave jail before his case is completed. The purpose of a bond is to make sure that person attends all of his required court appearances.

Who determines how much bond an inmate must pay?
Bond amounts for misdemeanor charges are determined by the court. Felony charges and some additional "no-bond" charges require the defendant to see a judge to have a bond amount set before being able to post bond and be released prior to court appearance.

What forms of payment do you accept?
The Ada County Sheriff's Office accepts cash, cashier's check, money order or a surety bond, secured through a licensed bond agent.

Who can post bond?
Any person can post his or her own bond. If the defendant cannot afford to bond him/herself out of jail, any other person age 18 or older can post the bond.

If you don't have the cash to cover the full bond amount, you may wish to hire a professional ExpetBail Bond Agent. ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network. 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. To contact an ExpertBail Agent, please see the information below.

1-800-938-BAIL (2245)

All bond agents are required to be licensed by the State Department of Insurance.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

ExpertBail Agent: Ann Teague, Making a Difference

Ann Teague

Making A Difference: Ann Teague - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.comAs the population of women in the bail bond industry continues to grow, ExpertBail Agent and 30 year veteran of the bail industry, Ann Teague (Ann Teague Bonding Agency, Inc.) knows that things haven’t always been that way for women in bail.

In fact, Ann remembers back when police officers did not appreciate the presence of women when dealing with prisoners… and according to Ann, they were not shy about telling her that fact. However, Ann was all about business and she made it her mission to not only win and earn their acceptance, but rather to be the best bail agent in the business.
We are happy to say that Ann has accomplished that mission.

Today, Ann has become a true leader in the bail bond industry. In fact, she is a past president of one of the bail industry’s state associations and a current president of her local association. Her perseverance and positive attitude has made her a successful Jacksonville business woman and a compassionate and caring influence for all her customers.  She is committed to serving the public and the protecting their rights to privacy and security. She understands the sensitivity that comes with bailing a loved one out of jail and she does what she can to ensure that her clients are taken care of in every way possible.

Please join us in thanking Ann for everything she does. She is not only a role model for women, but for all bail agents…and we are proud to call her an ExpertBail Agent.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

AmateurBail Holiday Hoedown

We are sad to report that AmateurBail’s Holiday Dance Video was shunned in every Golden Globe category. But the AmateurBail Agents won’t take no for an answer! They are kickin things up a notch with a Holiday Hoedown you won’t want to miss. Why rely on an Amateur? Trust an Expert! Like us on Facebook and let us know what you think! 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bail Bond Frequently Asked Questions

Have you ever wondered how collateral works in the bail bond process? Watch the new "Frequently Asked Bail Bond Questions" from ExpertBail and learn everything you wanted to know about bail, but were afraid to ask.

How does the bail bond collateral process work?

Sometimes the bail agent will require collateral to secure the guarantee of the bond and ensure the defendant's appearance in court. Collateral is anything of value that is pledged to secure the bond, such as cash, property, jewelry, etc. Upon complete resolution of the defendant's case and payment of all premiums in full, the collateral is returned to the indemnitor.

When do I get my collateral back?

In most cases, collateral is returned to the defendant upon discharge or exoneration of the bail bond.

ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network. 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.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Amateur Bail Bonds Holiday Dance Video

Well it didn't take long... Franky French has taken over AmateurBail ( and is shaking things up by going old school! What better way to shake things up than to do a Holiday Dance Video? Watch Franky and the gang perform their best moves as they try to raise the limbo bar in the bail industry. Why rely on an amateur when there's an Expert waiting to help?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bail Agent Frank Calabretta-Making a Difference

Frank Calabretta-Making a Difference

Making A Difference: Frank Calabretta - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman - ExpertBail.comWhen you think of the best Italian food you have ever eaten, what comes to mind? In Placer County, the answer is simple and definitely not one you would ever you expect…Frank Calabretta’s Bail House Bail Bonds. In addition to being the owner and operator of the Bail House, a long time resident of Auburn, California, Frank Calabretta is also a culinary legend in his community. Whether it is for a fundraiser for the local little league, a Sheriff’s department banquet or an event for Crime Victims United, Frank is the first to throw on an apron and light up the stove. “I live here, I work here and I want to give something back to the community that has been so good to me,” says Frank.

Around the Christmas holidays, Frank turns up the heat in his kitchen, as well as the lights in, or shall we say on, his office. With over a quarter million lights, The Bail House Christmas decorations are not only an amazing site to see, but a true representation of the shining light that Frank is in his community. Frank always treats the community to good food and spirits when he flips the switch in early December. In fact, he averages serving close to 1,500 people each year. But that's still not enough for Frank... Each year he chooses a charity to receive donations from all the people that attend his light ceremony. By the way, did we mention that Frank is a pretty good bail agent as well?

Thanks for everything you do Frank and Bon Appetite. ExpertBail is proud to call you a “Trusted Member” of the ExpertBail Network.

Monday, December 6, 2010

AmateurBail Agent: Franky French

Franky French, AmateurBail Agent
 The votes are in and we have our winner. The next AmateurBail Agent is Franky French!

No one knows how old Franky actually is, but let’s just say the first bond he wrote was on a stone tablet. As the undisputed and most experienced veteran of the bail bond industry, Franky tries to take things as easy as possible. He enjoys long naps in the afternoon as well as long naps in the morning…and occasionally a longer nap in the evening. Franky is really going to enjoy his golden years as the next Amateur Bail Agent.

Congratulations to Franky!!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Correctional Center: Hawaii

Hawaii Community Correctional Center
60 Punahele Street (map)
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 933-0428
Fax: (808) 933-0425

Facility Information
The Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) is a 226-bed facility located on two sites. The primary facility is situated on three acres in downtown Hilo.  HCCC's reintegration program, Hale Nani, is located five miles away in the Panaewa.

Hale Nani offenders' reintegration services and a work release program for sentenced inmates who will be released on the island of Hawaii.  HCCC also contracts transitional community residential program services for female offenders.

Work opportunities are available through in-facility worklines and Correctional Industries.  Inmates are also able to participate in community service worklines for county, state, and non-profit organizations.

If you or a loved one is in need of a bail bond in Hilo, Hawaii, ExpertBail is here to help. ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network. 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.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cornelia, Georgia Department of Corrections

Cornelia, Georgia Department of Corrections

ALTO, GA 30510
PHONE:(706) 776-4700 / FAX: (706) 776-4710



DAYS: Alternated Visitation Days (Saturday L-Z; Sunday A-K); State Holidays

MISSION:Ensure public safety and effectively house offenders while operating a safe and secure facility. Also, provide housing for adult/juvenile female felons in addition to probationers sentenced to a Residential Substance Abuse Program (RSAT). Provide MH/MR, academic, vocational, and other basic program services for this population. Host facility for Arrendale TC and Colwell PDC.

RSAT program houses 198: Five Juvenile cells; Faith Character Based dormitory and In-House Transition dorm each house 96; Special Management Unit houses 84; Eight-man dormitories; and the Transitional Center houses 112 residents.

WORK DETAILS:Cities of Baxley & Lyons, Appling, Glynn, & Tattnall Counties, Baxley Police Department, Appling County Sheriff's Department, Georgia State Prison Maintenance and Wayne State Prison Farm.

Academic: General Equivalency Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Literacy, Special Education Counseling: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Motivation for Change (M4C), Family Violence, Thinking for Change (T4C), Re-Entry Parenting, Prime for Life (P4L), Relapse Prevention, Behavior Stabilization, Career Center Recreation: General Recreation Religious Activities: Various Worship Services, Bible Study, & Pastoral Counseling Vocational/OJT: Small Engine Repair, Auto Mechanics, Auto Paint, Woodworking, Cosmetology, Electrical Wiring, Warehousing, Welding (Metal Fabrication), Food Service, Fire Department, Educational & Library Aides, Office Technology, Automotive Maintenance/Detailing, Culinary Arts and Farm Worker

Bail bonds for Cornelia, Georgia can be found through ExpertBail, the nation's largest network of trusted bail agents.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ExpertBail Agent: Jeremy Hubbard, Making a Difference

ExpertBail Agent: Jeremy Hubbard, Making a Difference

Making A Difference: Jeremy Hubbard - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman -
If there is a mold that ExpertBail Agent Jeremy Hubbard fits, it is definitely the one that was broken afterwards. He is not only a unique bail agent, but an even more unique and truly special person.
After serving 6 years in the army and bouncing at a local night club, Jeremy found his way into bail through the fugitive recovery industry. Looking to put himself through college, Jeremy fell in love with bail and really saw it as an opportunity to help people. It was at this time that he met Bryan Nester, a long time agent in Vancouver who was looking to start his own business, and became Bryan’s first employee.
Understanding the role the bail plays in the criminal justice system and the impact that it potentially has on public safety, Jeremy has become an advocate for the industry. He spends a great deal of his time educating the public, legislators and judges on the benefits and advantages of commercial bail. To say that Jeremy is active in his local state bail association is an understatement. In fact, he recently became president of the Washington State Bail Agents Association. In his first act as President, Jeremy has been traveling around the state talking with agents trying to get them more involved in the industry. He also talks with key influencers to try and best understand how the WSBAA can be most effective in supporting and growing the commercial bail industry.
Jeremy’s commitment to helping people extends far beyond bail. Jeremy is actively involved in his community as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where he gets arrested each year as part of a charity event and needs to raise money to bail himself out. Over the past 7 years, Jeremy has raised thousands of dollars for this great cause. Recently Jeremy went as far as getting “tasered” for charity. Follow the link to check out the video, ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard, gets tasered.
We would like to thank Jeremy for everything that he does. He is truly reflective of the ExpertBail brand and we are proud to know that he is a trusted agent in our Network.

Bail Bond & Jail Information, Baker County, Florida

Baker County, Florida Jail
56 N 2nd St
Macclenny, Fl 32063-2206
Phone: 904.259.3311

Detention Center:
The Baker County Detention Center is operational 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The division is comprised of twenty three full time and two part time employees.  The Baker County Detention Center is a 130 bed secure facility.  The facility is divided into five sections which include, jail, foodservice, medical service, operations center, and inmate work squads.  The Detention Division assists other government agencies by assigning minimum custody inmates to assist governmental employees such as animal control,  court house, county maintenance, Tri-County Landfill, and the Baker County School System. Six days a week Baker County inmates are hard at work cleaning and beautifying our community at minimal  costs to local tax payers.

Bail Bond Agent InformationIs someone you know in trouble in Alachua County, Florida? Follow the link to find a trusted bail bond agent.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jason Meyerson

Jason Meyerson - ExpertBail Agent

Having the ability to impact someone’s life that may be headed down the wrong path is something that one Orange County ExpertBail Agent prides himself on. When a young man or woman finds themselves in trouble and their family or friends go to Jason Meyerson’s Bail Bond Professionals office, they learn they have options in helping their loved one. While Meyerson advises the parents, friends, etc. about the responsibility associated with signing as an indemnitor on a bond, he also takes the opportunity to send a strong message to the young person who is being bailed out.  By sitting down with the defendant and the indemnitor together, Meyerson is able to try and provide a little wisdom to the young person through explaining the details of their release. By informing all the parties involved about the consequences of not meeting the obligations of the bail bond agreement (i.e., if they continue to get into trouble) the indemnitor can call him and tell him they no longer want to be liable for this bond and he will pick up the defendant and put them back into custody. This candid and educational approach sends a very powerful message to the defendant. Understanding the conditions set for them and what happens if they violate them, young adults can be essentially “scared straight” and have their eyes opened toward what it takes to be a responsible adult. Parents are empowered by this approach and over the years Meyerson has helped many young men and women find the right path.

Getting into the bail bond business for Meyerson came out of a lifelong friendship with someone who was in the bail business. Meyerson grew up in Los Angeles but moved to Monterey, CA in 1991 to work in the cycling industry and race bicycles. After his first child was born he accepted a job in Newport Beach and moved to Orange County. Out of a desire to become a business owner and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Jason began working and learning the business from his friend Chris Kiperman. They worked together for two years before forming a partnership. Today, Kiperman and Meyerson each own a Bail Bond Professionals office, with Kiperman in Los Angeles and Meyerson in Orange County. These partners share a unique “hands-on” business model, treating their indemnitors and defendants with dignity, respect and a personal touch that larger businesses generally fail to provide. This model has worked well for them as shown by the amount of referrals they receive.

Meyerson is also serves as the Vice President of the Orange County Bail Agents Association and is very active in supporting local groups in his community, including the Santa Ana Community Center and the Tustin Police Department. Meyerson’s entire organization is committed to playing a positive role in the community and participating in events and fundraisers supporting schools other charities throughout the city. Having an impact on young lives is all in a day’s work for this ExpertBail Agent.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Delaware Department of Correction

Department of Correction (DOC)

Delaware Department of Correction

Contact Information:Bureau of Prisons
Department of Correction
Administration Building
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5221

Jail InformationThe Delaware Department of Correction supervises about 7,000 inmates in its prisons and community corrections centers, as well as  approximately 17,000 probationers in the community.
The Department is the only government operated correction agency in the State.  Delaware runs what is called a unified corrections system.  Delaware has no regional, county or municipal correction or jail system and no separate probation system.  Offenders immediately become the responsibility of the State, including:  pre-trial and sentenced, misdemeanor and felony, and jail and prison and all community based sanctions.
* Data reveals the State corrections effort is largely a jail system with approximately 20,000 offenders admitted for incarceration and 20,000 released each year.
* Currently, 57% are sentenced to serve more than one year. 24% are sentenced to less than one year. The remaining 19% are offenders in detention status (either prior to conviction/acquittal or held awaiting sentencing). In Delaware, prison is defined as those serving one or more years. Jail is defined as those serving less than a year.
* Many in detention are held solely because they cannot make bail. These numbers reflect the huge volume of people flowing into Delaware correctional facilities.
* Approximately 97% of the inmate population will eventually be released to the community.
* It costs about $30,000 a year to incarcerate one inmate. Prisons are about 20 times more costly per person, per day than regular probation.

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* In its commitment to public safety, the Department of Correction will assure every offender is fully accountable to themselves, to their families, to their victims, to their neighbors and, to their community.
* This accountability has a short-term and a long-term component. The short-term component incorporates the traditional functions such as tight security of prisons and effective surveillance and supervision in the community. The long-term component requires growth and development by offenders through their participation in programming such as: conflict resolution, education, substance abuse treatment, vocational training and community service.
* The Department will require offenders to participate in those programs documented to have a positive effect on offenders remaining crime free.

The mission of the Bureau of Prisons is to provide overall administrative support for Delaware's four state prisons.  These correctional facilities provide sanctions for sentenced offenders and pre-trial detention services for offenders awaiting disposition of criminal charges.  The four facilities housing inmates sentenced to Level V sanctions provide:
* Protection for the public through incarceration of the offender.
* Protection for the public through rehabilitation of the offender to prevent future crime.
* A safe and humane living environment for the incarcerated offender.
* A safe and appropriate working environment for staff.
* A range of correctional programs necessary to meet the needs of both society and the individual while implementing court-ordered sanctions in the least restrictive environment consistent with public safety.

Delaware's Four correctional institutions are:
    Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution (BWCI)
    James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (formerly Delaware Correctional Center (DCC))
    Howard R.Young Correctional Institution (HRYCI)
    Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making A Difference: Stephen Owens - Bail Bond Agent

Stephen Owens

Making A Difference: Stephen Owens - ExpertBail Bond Agent - Bail Bondsman -
Stephen Owens has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with his undergrad in accounting and business. In addition, he is a volunteer fireman and an EMT of 13 years. Oh and did we mention that he is an ExpertBail Agent? Owens started college in the late 1990’s with one intention, playing football. But as his college years were winding down and the reality of life struck him, he found himself in a place of uncertainty. It was at that time that he was introduced to Jan Jordan, a bail industry veteran in Oklahoma.
Stephen was so fascinated and intrigued by the bail bond industry and what it stood for; he told his wife that he was going into the career of bail bondsmen. Her reaction: “YOU ARE DOING WHAT?” She assumed that bondsmen were dirty, crooked and get bad people out of jail. It was then that he explained to her that the bail industry has a very negative perception and that he wanted to be a part of changing it.

It was in 2001 when Stephen started Owens Bonding. He learned early on that some of the negative perception of bail bondsmen was actually true. While his competition tried to sabotage his advertising, he stuck to his morals and ran his business by his own set of high standards: Treat people with dignity and respect and they will treat you with the same. His morals and high standards have paid off and made him one of the prominent bail agents in Kansas.

Today Stephen continues his efforts of raising the bar in the bail industry. Owens Bonding has 9 offices throughout Kansas, 12 agents and 4 support staff. He is working to equip his offices and people working with him with the latest technology to make the paper intensive job of posting a bail bond easier. He also has started a clothing line with profits going to local charities. Stephen doesn’t brag about his charity work, he looks at is as his duty to give back to the public. Stephen Owens is another example of what makes ExpertBail Agents the best at serving their communities.

Correctional Center in Hartford County, Connecticut

Correctional Center in Hartford County, Connecticut

177 Weston Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone:  (860) 240-1800
Fax:  (860) 566-2725
Warden:  Edward Maldonado
Deputy Wardens:
Sandy Bundy
William Mulligan

Population as of July 1, 2010:
Accused:  955
Sentenced:  179
Total:  1,134

General Information:
The Hartford Correctional Center is committed to protecting the public and staff by providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment for all persons remanded to its custody, and to promoting the responsible behavior of each such individual. The Hartford Correctional Center strives to create a facility that promotes professionalism, excellence, and dignity for its employees.

This level 4, high-security urban jail holds primarily pretrial offenders and serves superior courts in Bristol, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, New Britain, Rockville and West Hartford.
The Hartford Correctional Center also oversees this agency's 12-bed Medical-Surgical Ward at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. The Medical-Surgical Ward is a level 5 co-ed inpatient/outpatient program. The high security medical ward, on a yearly basis processes nearly 350 inpatients and more than 2,200 outpatients.
Present staffing: 337.
Listing of the inmate programs available at this facility

The Hartford Correctional Center was opened in 1977. Designed as a level 4 pretrial facility for adult males. It is situated on 10 acres.
In 1990, the addition of Dormitory 1 and 2 was opened.
In 1991, the addition of Dormitory 3 and 4 was opened.
During 1998 and 1999 Dormitory 3 and 4 were partitioned with cages.

Bail bonds for Hartford County Jail can be found through ExpertBail, the nation's largest network of trusted bail agents.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bail Bond & Jail Information: Hartford County, Maryland

Are you in need of a bail bond in Hartford County, Maryland?
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Do you need jail information for Hartford County, Maryland?1030 Rock Spring Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

The Harford County Detention Center opened in 1973 with a capacity of 100 inmates. Alterations and additions were constructed over the years with the last expansion opening in 1997, increasing the capacity to 474. Thirty-three beds are considered temporary housing and are not included in the capacity total. Those beds are reserved for classification housing, isolation, and medical cells. Yet another expansion is in the final stages with construction scheduled to begin during the summer of 2008, which will add 288 beds to the facility for a total capacity of 762.

Public visitation shall be conducted for all inmates in the main level visiting area according to the following visiting hours schedule:
Sunday  0900 – 1100  Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates
1200 – 1500  Housing Units E, F, G, H, J, K, W (when W houses male inmates), Medical Isolation Males
Wednesday  0900 – 1100  Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates
1200 – 1500  Main Level Male Inmates
Saturday  0900 – 1100  Female Inmates & Lower Level Male Inmates
1200 – 1500  Housing Units B, C, D, R, S, T, Isolation Males

Visitors shall not be accepted after fifteen minutes before the end of each visiting session. Cameras, cell phones or other recording devices are not permitted in the visiting area. Violation by any visitor of this regulation will result in banning of the visitor from the facility.

Inmates may receive mail addressed to them under the following conditions:
    * The mail must be properly addressed to the inmate and contain his identification number. Detention Center staff may not provide you that number. The inmate must give you that identification number. If the mail does not have the identification number on the envelope, it will not be delivered.
    * Detention Center staff open and screen all mail for contraband. They open legal mail in the presence of the inmate.
    * Requested books, publications, etc., must come from the publisher.
    * Inmates cannot receive packages.
    * Inmates may make telephone calls from phones within the dormitories. These calls must be made as collect calls – calling cards MAY NOT be used.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pitkin County, Colorado Jail Information

Pitkin County, Colorado Jail

530 E Main Street
Dept J
Aspen, CO  81611

Phone: (970) 920-5331
Fax: (970) 920-5489

Hours:  24 hours / 7 days a week
The Pitkin County Jail is a division of the Sheriff's Office. It is located in Aspen, immediately behind the Court House and adjacent to the parking garage. Jail staff is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1. What address may I use to send a letter to someone who is incarcerated?   
Inmate Name
506 E Main St Dept J
Aspen, CO 81611

2. What are the rules about what I may send or bring to an inmate?
No food or drink items are allowed. Cash or money orders (no personal checks); minimal amount of reading materials (inmates have access to our Public Library); CD's & cassette tapes in limited quantities (inmates allowed no more than 12 at a time).

3. Is it possible to send money by mail addressed to the inmate?
Envelope can be addressed to the inmate.

4. How do I visit an inmate at your facility?
Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. First time visitors will fill out a questionaire when visiting an inmate. Visitors must present PHOTO IDs on each visit. 3 visitors are allowed at one time. Visits are no-contact using visitor phones.

5. Do I have to be on a visiting list?
No, please read answer given on question 4.

6. Will I be searched when I visit?Visitors are asked to empty their pockets and place jackets, hats, etc and place in locked locker before entering the jail. No contraband is allowed, including cigarettes and matches.

7. How should I act and dress when visiting an inmate?
Visitors should be fully dressed in appropriate, conventional clothing which is not unduly provocative, suggestive or revealing. Jail staff may deny a visit to a person who is inappropriately dressed. Visitors (and inmates) are accountable to conduct themselves in such a manner as to not bring suspicion nor discredit upon themselves or be disruptive or offend the sensibilities of other visitors.

8. Why would visit be denied?
If visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If a visitor refuses to follow visiting rules & regulations or has no photo ID. If a visitor attempts to introduce contraband. If a visitor creates a disturbance. If an inmate is in lockdown status. An inmate may refuse a visit.

9. Do you do fingerprints for anyone?
We do fingerprints for anyone except for Immigration purposes. Hours for fingerprints are 8:30am to 11:00am, Wednesday through Sunday mornings. A cash fee of $5, exact change please, will be required for this service. Due to circumstances beyond our control, please call 920-5331 before heading to the Jail. We do not schedule appointments.

10. How do I get a bail bond to release an inmate?
To get a list of trusted bail bond agents in Pitkin County, Colorado, contact ExpertBail. is the only true National Bail Bond Network. 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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ExpertBail Agent: Gloria Mitchell

ExpertBail: Bail Bond Agent, Gloria Mitchell

Gloria Mitchell is a second generation bail agent and has been working in the bail industry for over 20 years.  Following in the footsteps of her mother, Gloria received her bail license and has owned her own bail business for the past 15 years.

What makes Gloria such a wonderful bail agent is not the work she does every day in her office, but more importantly the work she does every day outside her office.  For the past several years, Gloria has worked with Soroptimist International in Puente Hills, CA.  Through her work with this group, as a member and past President, she saw an unique opportunity to branch off and work with teenage mothers.

Gloria created a program called "Tea for You" (Teen Mothers Excelling through Adversities).  She works closely with teachers and students from fifteen Cal-SAFE Schools to provide resources and support for pregnant teens and teen mothers.  The organization holds a special a day each May (and has for the past 5 years) to provide these teen girls an opportunity to experience a high tea luncheon with women who were also teen mothers.  They get a chance to share stories and experiences of how these women have continued on to become professionals in business. Gloria is completely committed to the success of this program.  According to Gloria, “I see bright futures in these girls and with the help of Soroptimist Scholarship Program and support from the surrounding business we can encourage them to stay in school, and continue on to higher education.  Ultimately we want them to use their adversities as stepping stones to reach their goals. By building strength and confidence and never giving up they will improve their lives and the lives their children.”

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jail Information for Fresno County, California

Jail Information for Fresno County, California
Fresno Sheriff's Office
2200 Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93721
Main Information - (559) 488-3939

The employees of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office are committed to a fully integrated criminal justice system, which ensures public safety. We set a standard of professionalism and correctional excellence through our operation of safe, secure and humane correctional facilities. through innovative ideas and an empowered work force, we provide opportunities for positive behavioral change, knowledge and skill development, and community reparation. Detention Programs and Services work collaboratively with community, other agencies, and stakeholders in pursuit of this mission.

Offender (Inmate) Information - (559) 488-3031
Information provided at this number includes:

* Whether or not an offender is currently in custody
* Current charges
* Release dates
* Bail amounts

Follow the link if you need a bail bond agent in Fresno County, California.

Inmate Programs

Detention Programs and Services are outcome-driven and designed to produce individuals whom, upon returning to the community are safe, self-sufficient, healthy, out-of-trouble, at home, in school or at work. Additionally, the bureau is committed to the inmate's character development. the Six Pillars of character as identified by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, are the core ethical values that form the foundation of the development and delivery of programs and services, and behavioral expectations of the inmate population. These six pillars of character are:

1. Trustworthiness
2. Respect
3. Responsibility
4. Fairness
5. Caring
6. Citizenship.

Academic and Life Skills

The Delma Graves Adult school is administered by Fresno County Office of Education and offers Literacy, Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Personal Skills Development (Life Skills) education. Academic education is offered to both sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates. The Life Skills courses include:

* Cognitive Thinking
* Work Attitude and Behavior
* Relationships
* Seeking Employment
* Money Management
* Interpersonal Skills

Other Programs and Services
offered to male and female sentenced and pre-sentenced inmates:
* Religious Programs
* Chaplaincy Services
* Law and Recreational Reading Library Services
* Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous Meeting and Resources
* Community Resources and Services Information and Referral
* Health/Wellness/Recreation Services
* Child Support Responsibility Information and Referral
* Marriages

Court Information
To obtain court date information, please call 488-3388.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pulaski County, Arkansas Detention Facility

Pulaski County, Arkansas Detention Facility
3201 W Roosevelt Rd
Little Rock, AR 72204-5662
(501) 340-7000
Chief of Detention: Randy Morgan
Detention Telephone: 501-340-7000

Bail bonds for Pulaski County Jails can be found through ExpertBail, the nation's largest network of trusted bail agents.

Inmate Services
The Inmate Services Section coordinates with community based programs in order to bring self-help programs to the inmates.  The programs are designed to integrate community support and control the recidivism rate of the inmates, through a classroom setting and instructional media.  The Inmate Services Section also coordinates with the court system to provide intervention classes to the inmates during their incarceration.  In addition to self-help programs, the Inmate Services Section provides the opportunity for inmates to get haircuts, phone calling cards and indigent supplies.  They also operate the inmate barbershop.

Inmate Visitation
The Visitation Clerks are primarily the first person to greet the public. They respond to visitors, clergy, attorneys, law enforcement agencies and rehabilitation agencies when requesting visitation with inmates. There is one sworn deputy and four civilian clerks assigned to Visitation. The clerks schedule over 2000 appointments per month, on average.

Inmate Disciplinary
Inmates are subject to disciplinary actions for violating rules and regulations. The average number of disciplinary hearings conducted each day is fifteen. There are approximately ten appeals filed and completed each day. A file is also, created and maintained on each inmate with a gang affiliation, listing known areas of association, tattoos and street nicknames.

Inmate Coordinator
All inmates committed to the PCRDF are monitored by the Inmate Coordinator’s Office.  Time computation is maintained on approximately 150 inmates daily.  Approximately 220 inmates are monitored for the weekend/day work program.  Inmate Release Lists are completed each day with approximately 10 inmates listed.  Inmate Request Forms are answered daily at an average of 25 per day.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coconino County, Arizona Jail Information

Coconino County Jail District Detention Facility
951 E. Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Detention Facility: (928) 226-5200
Phone Administration: (928) 226-5081 / (928) 226-5067

Coconino County is a land of vast and endless beauty, and home to many cultures.

With energy and enthusiasm, we commit to:
    * Conscientiously serve our community and provide our citizens with accessible local government;
    * Provide the most effective and efficient delivery of services;
    * Be sensitive to the needs of ALL citizens in our changing world;
    * Challenge, recognize and support our employees because they are the backbone of the County;
    * Protect, preserve and care for our environment.

In our second century of public service, we envision our citizens and staff proud of their government and its accomplishments. We look forward to the future—confident that working together in an atmosphere of cooperation and trust, we will meet each new challenge with creativity and integrity.

In addition to the responsibility to preserve the peace, a major responsibility of the Office of the Sheriff in Arizona is to provide for the safe and humane housing of inmates.  The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office prides itself on the respect with which our employees treat those incarcerated in our facility.

   1. 11-441. Powers and duties.  (A) The sheriff shall: (5) Take charge of and keep the county jail, including a county jail under the jurisdiction of a county jail district, and the prisoners therein.
   2. 31-121. Duty of sheriff to receive and provide for prisoners; contracts for furnishing food; city or town prisoners; employment; canteens; special services fund; insurance; education programs.
   3. 48-4002. Board of directors; administrative powers, duties and immunities.  (A) The county board of supervisors shall serve as the board of directors of the district.  (B) A county jail district organized under this chapter is a tax-levying public improvement district.

The Coconino County Jail is a regional holding facility in Flagstaff, which houses both sentenced and un-sentenced misdemeanor and felony adult offenders.  The Flagstaff facility has an operating capacity of 477 beds (80% of the total 596 available beds is considered operating capacity due to classification requirements).  There also is a 24-bed, short term holding facility in Page.  The facility in Page is used to temporarily house people arrested in the northern part of the state before transporting to the Flagstaff facility.
We provide inmate housing for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and courts in Northern Arizona. The primary objective of the Detention Division staff is to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff alike, while guaranteeing the Constitutional rights of those being held.  This in turn is an important part of community safety and quality of life.

The Coconino County Jail is a regional holding facility, which houses both sentenced and unsentenced misdemeanor and felony adult offenders. We provide this function for local, state, and federal law enforcement and courts within Northern Arizona. The primary objective of the Detention Division staff is to provide a safe and secure environment for inmates and staff alike, while guaranteeing the Constitutional rights of those being held.

We have several programs that provide services and ensure rights to our inmates, including:  Medical and Counseling Services, Mental Health Services, Kitchen Services, Laundry Services, Juvenile Education Services, Adult Education & Special Education Services, Library Services, Video Court Services, Attorney Video Visitation Services, Civil Rights Attorney Services, Health and Well-Being Services, Substance Abuse Programs, Religious Programs, Native American Programs, Inmate Work Programs, and Commissary Services.   If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer for Detention Facility Programs, please contact Jim Bret at 928-226-5211.

Do you have a loved one in jail and in need of a bail bond in Coconino County, Arizona? Go to or call 800.938.BAIL and you can trust you will find a professional and reliable bail bond agent. Nationwide bail bonds. Anywhere. Anytime.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Montgomery County, Alabama Detention Facility

Montgomery County, Alabama Detention Facility

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
115 S Perry St
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Contact Info:
Sheriff D.T. Marshall
Emergency 911
Non-Emergency  (334) 832-4980                
Fax: (334) 832-2500
Secret Witness: (334) 832-1200

The Montgomery County Detention Facility, operated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, is located at 250 South McDonough Street in Montgomery.  The Detention Facility holds prisoners for the Sheriff’s Office and all law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County.

The Montgomery County Detention Facility provides for the safe, secure and constitutional confinement of those persons committed to the custody of the jail, either to await trial or upon sentence of the court, and attempts to ensure that all inmates are treated impartially and in accordance with the established laws of the United States and the State of Alabama.  The MCDF has a staff of approximately 91 correctional officers and 17 civilian support personnel.  The Detention Facility admits approximately 5500 inmates yearly and has an average daily population of 550 inmates.  The average daily cost per inmate is $42.25.

The Detention Facility operates a 24-hour, year round schedule.  Correctional Officers provide indirect supervision from inside a control booth while Roving Correctional Officers patrol the halls and control stations to ensure the civil rights of inmates are protected, to keep negative behavior to a minimum, and to reduce tension.

Inmates may participate in education and recreation programs provided their behavior has been appropriate while at the Detention Facility.  The goal of the Facility is to encourage positive behavior by providing constructive activities during incarceration in the hope inmates will lead better lives when they are released.


Q.  Where is the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Located?
A.  The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is located at:
115 South Perry Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

On South Perry Street between Adams Avenue and Wahington Street
 Q.  Where is the Montgomery County Jail located at?
 A.  The Montgomery County Jail is located at:
250 South McDonough Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Q. What is a bail bond?
A. A bail bond is the document that is presented to the court to secure the release of a defendant who is in custody, and to ensure the appearance of the defendant at all required court hearings.

Q. How does a bail bond work?
A. Typically, a bail amount is set by the local court jurisdiction following the arrest of a defendant.  A family member, a close friend, or sometimes the defendant will contact a bail agent to arrange for the posting of the bail bond.  The family member or friend that is guaranteeing the bond, also known as the indemnitor or co-signer, will complete paperwork and pay the premium, which is a percentage of the bond amount.  By signing the paperwork, the indemnitor is guaranteeing that he or she will pay the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear in court.  Typically, collateral is taken from the indemnitor to secure the guarantee.

Q. How do I find a bail bond in Alabama?
A. ExpertBail has many trusted bail bond agents. If you need an Alabama bail bond, be sure to visit

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Essex County, NY Jail Information

Adirondack Correctional Facility
196 Ray Brook Road
P.O. Box 110
Ray Brook, New York 12977-0110
(518) 891-1343 (Essex County)

The Adirondack Correctional Facility is a 700-man medium-security prison in Ray Brook, New York in the Adirondack Mountains between Saranac Lake and Lake Placid; it employs 311.

Adirondack Correctional Facility started as the Ray Brook Sanatorium, the first state-operated tuberculosis sanatorium, starting in 1904. Although medical developments made sanitoria obsolete starting in the mid-1950s, the State Sanatorium at Ray Brook continued to operate until the mid-1960s. The property was transferred from the Department of Health to the new Drug Addiction Control Commission, combining enforcement and treatment; in 1971 the new facility opened as the Ray Brook Rehabilitation Center, housing 70 to 130 female addicts. However, it was judged a failure, and closed within five years. It was succeeded by a camp program for adult inmates, "Camp Adirondack". Working with the Department of Environmental Conservation, "campmen", as inmates were known, were employed in logging, sawmill, wildlife preservation, construction of campsites and snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, and construction of a toboggan run at the Mount Pisgah ski area. The camp also constructed the Ice Palace each winter for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

With the selection of Lake Placid for the 1980 Winter Olympics the inmates worked on the Olympic trails at Mount Van Hoevenburg. The camp facilities were used for Olympic staff housing, which led to renovation of the water treatment plant, sewage system, housing and food service areas. During the games, the inmates were relocated to other prison facilities in the state, and were replaced by 900 State Police and 300 U.S. Customs Bureau personnel, National Guard and security forces of foreign governments who provided security for the Games. An area of 200 acres (81 ha) of the facility was used as the site for the Olympic Village; after the games it became a new federal prison, the Federal Correctional Institution, Ray Brook.

If you ever find yourself in need of a bail bond in Essex County, New York, do not worry. Through ExpertBail, you can locate and contact a licensed bail bond agent anywhere in Essex County New York.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Washington County, Ohio Jail Information

Washington County, Ohio Jail Information
Jail Division
101 Westview Avenue
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Questions? Call the Jail at (740) 374-7677

The Jail Facilities:
Corrections Officers work in the jail taking care of the inmates. They are also required to have 24 hours of continuing education a year, in areas of self-defense, fire training, CPR, and jail training. The inmates are fed three meals a day and have access to medical care and mental counseling if needed.

Control Room:
The control room officer monitors security cameras mounted both inside and outside the jail. The control room officer can easily lock and unlock doors by seeing who needs to get in and out of the rooms. By using this technology, inmates are unable to escape, allowing only the officers in and out of the rooms.

The jail has eight separate housing areas comprising dorms containing 124 beds. Inmates may walk around their dorm freely between 5:30 am and 11:30 pm, at which time the inmates are required to be in their bed unless traveling to and from the restroom.The jail is full almost all of the time.

Washington County Jail Bail Bonds
If you know somebody waiting in the Washington County Jail to be bonded out it is very important that you find a qualified, licensed bail bond agency:
  • With the sea of bail bond providers available, how do you know which one to choose? What is the difference between different bail providers?
  • First of all, a good bail bond company will be available 24 hours a day. If you are arrested in the middle of the night you don't want to stay in jail overnight waiting for your bail bondsman to come down and bail you out. 
  • Another factor to consider is how quickly the company will be able to make a decision on whether they will underwrite your bond. Most people think that the bail bond process is as easy as paying 10% of bail and getting out of jail - in reality, the bail bond companies has to make a decision on whether they think you are a flight risk since they stand to lose the entire face value of bail if you skip town. 
  • Most bail bond companies with a lot of experience can make the decision quickly - usually within an hour of receiving your application. The best indicator of how quickly a bail bond company will move is just how fast they are when you call them up. If they don't answer you should move on.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inmate Information for Clark County, Nevada

Clark County Detention Center
330 S. Casino Center Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 671-3900

Locating an Inmate:

To find information on a person in custody:

1.  Online Search - Inmate Information Search 
2.   Call  Information Line (702) 671-3900

Enter inmate's Last Name, First Name, and Middle Name to find the inmate's ID or case number. Enter at least the first two letters of the last name to search. We recommend that you provide more than two letters to narrow the search.  Click the Submit button to initiate the search. Once you find the name, you may click Find w/ ID or Find w/ Case No to find the inmate's in-custody status. 

Enter the inmate's ID number, or the case number. Click the Submit button to find the inmate's in-custody status. John / Jane Doe's  cannot post bail until properly identified through the Clark County Detention fingerprint process. Should you have legal identification for an individual arrested as a   John / Jane Doe, please contact the Clark County Detention Center information line for instructions. 

To get someone out of jail on a bail bond:

Proceed to The Regional Justice Center across from The Clark County Detention Center on Casino Center Blvd and Lewis. Bail will be accepted during normal business hours. Proceed to The Clark County Detention Center reception area and advise the clerks in the glass booth.

Follow the link to find a trusted bail bond agent.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jail information for Spartanburg County, South Carolina

Spartanburg County
Detention Facility
950 California Ave.
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Telephone:  864-596-2607
Fax:  864-596-3421

The Spartanburg County Detention Facility's primary function is to protect the people of Spartanburg County by operating a secure detention facility that is cost efficient and adheres to professional standards. The facility is dedicated and will strive to practice within its limits and resources to provide a humane, safe, secure, and sanitary detention and incarceration for both pre-trial and sentenced offenders (90 days or less). Major departmental initiatives include but are not limited to:

Adherence to applicable State and Federal Laws and standards.

Cooperation with other criminal justice agencies to provide efficient coordination and use of resources.

Provide support services from time to time to other law enforcement agencies to assist them in their service to the community.

Effective management and professional development of departmental personnel.

Maintenance of highest standards of ethics and training.

Bail Proceedings
Bail refers to the release from custody of an accused before trial. The South Carolina Constitution guarantees that all persons accused of a crime are entitled to bail pending trial, except in capital cases or offenses punishable by life imprisonment. The Constitution also provides that excessive bail cannot be charged. No judge can set bail at a figure higher than an amount reasonably calculated to insure the presence of the accused at trial. See Stack v. Boyle, 342 U.S. 1, 72 S.Ct. 1, 96 L.Ed.3 (1961).
In South Carolina, the overwhelming majority of bonds are set by the Summary Courts. Summary Courts are the Magistrate Courts and the Municipal Courts.

There are basically two types of sureties available:
    * The defendant may obtain a commercial surety. A list of licensed bondsman with telephone numbers is made available to all detainees. Professional bondsmen can charge a fee of up to 15% of the bond. This fee is not refundable, even if the defendant is ultimately found not guilty of the offense with which he is charged.
    * The defendant may find friends or relatives who can act as surety for him. Any unlicensed person who signs such a surety bond is referred to as an accommodation bondsman.

If you or a loved one is in need of a licensed bondsman you can trust, click on the following link to view our Trusted Network of Agents.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Iredell County, North Carolina Jail Information

Iredell County, North Carolina Jail Information

Iredell County Jail
230 N Tradd St
Statesville, NC 28677-5242

Detention Facility
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility staff is responsible for overseeing a facility capable of housing a maximum of 230 inmates, who would be awaiting trial or serving a less than 90 day sentence. The Iredell County Detention Center is rated as a Class Five facility in the State of North Carolina and houses inmates that are charged with criminal offenses from misdemeanor larceny to homicide.

Mission Statement
We will protect the communities of Iredell County by maintaining care, custody and control of the most secure Detention Facility possible through utilization of the most professional personnel available, as we strive to provide outstanding public service with integrity and reliability.

Detention Visitation Hours
Monday Male Inmates at the Main Jail:      Letters A thru L     7:00 pm  to 9:00 pm
Tuesday Male Inmates at the Main Jail:     Letters are M thru Z     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday Male Inmates at the Main Jail:     Letters A thru L     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday Male Inmate at the Main Jail:     Letters M thru Z     7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Male Inmates at the Main Jail:     Letters A thru L     2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday Male Inmates at the Main Jail:     Letters M thru Z     2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Annex Inmates on Video are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Working Inmates Visit on Sunday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Females at the Main Jail are on Saturdays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Bail Bond Information:
Is someone you know in trouble in Iredell County, North Carolina? Follow the link to find a trusted bail bond agent to get your loved one out of jail.