Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dallas County Jail Information

What to expect:
Upon arrival at the detention facility each visitor will fill out a visitors slip to visit the inmate.  The officer working the visitation lobby will write the inmate's book-in-number and tank location on the slip.  The visitor will write on the back of the visitors slip the name, race, date of birth and sex of each person under the age of eighteen (18) who will accompany them to the jail floor to visit  the inmate. Only 2 children per adult.  Persons eighteen (18) years of age and older will be required to have proper identification an must be listed on the inmates visitors card.

The visitor will then be directed through a metal detector or scanned by a hand held metal detector prior to going to the jail floors.  Any visitor is subject to a physical search if probable cause exist.  The officers in the visitation lobby will insure the no items are carried to a jail floor that are prohibited.

Prohibited Items:
Cameras, purses, umbrellas, packages, mace, handbags, paper sacks, cell phones, pagers, cigarettes, cigarette lighters, or matches,or any glass or metal containers.  prohibited items also include glass baby bottles, blankets, strollers, or toys for babies.  Picket knives, and sharp objects, weapons of any kind, or other items which can be used either in its present form or by alteration, as a weapon in the jail are prohibited.

Jail Visitation Rules:    

•  A parent or a legal guardian must accompany minors under the age of 18. Only 2 children per adult may visit.

•  Physical searches of visitors maybe conducted with probable cause.

•  Visitors shall not give any items directly to inmates.

•  Visitors are required to successfully clear the metal detector before being allowed entrance into the secured area.

•  Any disruption in the visitation process could result in visit termination and/or visit restriction.

Age of Visitors:
Children under eighteen (18) years of age will not be allowed to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are the legal guardian documentation showing proof may be required.  All children shall visit the same inmate being visited by the accompanying parent or guardian and shall kept  under the supervision of the accompanying adult.  Visitors under the age of (18) who are married to an inmate shall show proof of marriage before visits shall be allowed.

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•  All persons requesting visitation privileges must be in possession of a valid photo identification including:

*  Valid picture state drivers license, paper license renewal must be accompanied by other picture identification
*  Texas Department of Public Safety picture identification card
*  Jail Identification Card
*  Official Government Issued Passport
*  Military Identification Card
*  Alien Registration Card or other valid picture identification card for the United States Government

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Los Angeles County Jail - Men's Central Jail (MCJ)

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Men's Central Jail is committed to providing the public with a safe, secure and pleasant environment where inmate visits are conducted in compliance with applicable laws and facility policies. Please call the Inmate Information Center at (213) 473-6100 prior to your arrival at Men's Central Jail to determine if the inmate you intend to visit is allowed a visit and if there are any special restrictions on their visiting privilege. Generally if an inmate is attending court on any given day they will not be allowed a visit for that day. Bail bonds for Los Angeles County Jails can be found through ExpertBail, the nation's largest network of trusted bail agents.

Visiting: Thursday through Sunday; 10am - 3pm and 5 pm - 7pm 

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Mail Room: 
General mail address for all inmates is as follows:
Inmate Name, Booking Number
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex 
Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164

Bail Bonds and Victim Advocacy – An Unlikely Match?

Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2010
ExpertBail, the nation’s largest national bail bondagent network, presented a workshop at theNational Center for Victims of Crime’s (NCVC)annual conference last week in New Orleans. While on the surface, this unique pairing of industries seems to be at conflict, the reality is they are very much intertwined. In fact, in a recent survey conducted amongst ExpertBail’s network of bail agents, 86% of agents had an interaction with a crime victim at least once a month. 46% had an interaction with a crime victim at least once a week.
“If you asked people walking down the street what the connection was between bail bonds and victim advocacy, I could promise you that the majority of responses would be ‘none’,” said Robert Kersnick, Chief Operating Officer of AIA, the nation’s oldest and largest family of bail bond insurance companies and creator of the ExpertBail Network. “The reality is that bail agents do play an integral role in supporting the rights of crime victims in the criminal justice system. A bail bond is an insurance policy that guarantees the appearance of a defendant in court. By ensuring the appearance of a defendant, bail agents in essence, ensure that a defendant has a trial. Ultimately that trial gives the crime victim a chance at justice. Last year, through our national network, we ensured over 3.5 million court appearances which translated into over 360,000 victims getting a chance at justice.”
The majority of interactions had by ExpertBail bail agents and victims, about 95%, involve cases of domestic violence. When in the position of comforting and assisting a spouse or significant other through a difficult decision about posting a bond, the bail agent has the opportunity to offer guidance and information at an important time. It is this cross section that has led NCVC into discussions with ExpertBail. “When I first met with the AIA/ExpertBail team, the connection was not as clear as it is now,” says Jeff Dion, Executive Deputy Director for the National Center for Victims of Crime. “Bail agents are in a unique place within the criminal justice system to have a positive impact on victims and we need to find a way to tap into that interaction. We also recently conducted some research amongst our victim advocates to better understand their knowledge of the role that bail agents potentially play in their work. What we discovered was that 80% of victim advocates have no interaction with bail agents. So while the majority of bail agents are interacting with victims, the majority of victim advocates aren’t interacting with bail agents. We think this is a missed opportunity for everyone.”
ExpertBail has identified NCVC as its national charity partner and through its network of agents across the country, will continue to expand its relationship in support of crime victims.
ExpertBail is the bail bond industry’s first true national bail bond network. Comprised of the most experienced and highest quality bail agents in the industry, ExpertBail helps consumers reduce the clutter in the bail marketplace and directs them towards a trusted, proven and experienced bail agent in a simple and transparent way. Expert Bail is backed by AIA, the oldest and largest family of bail bond insurance companies. With over 150 years of stability, trust and knowledge behind every bond written in the ExpertBail Network, our focus is on the consumer and helping them through a difficult time. The mission of ExpertBail and its network of agents is not only to meet the expectations of our customers, but to exceed them substantially.
The AIA family of companies has been partnering with agents across the country for over a century. Formed in 2003 as an alliance of the surety bail industry’s leading companies Allegheny Casualty, International Fidelity and Associated Bond, AIA utilizes a unique “service-focused” approach to management that provides its family of agents with the knowledge, tools and commitment they need to grow their business and succeed. AIA has become the overwhelming industry leader in agent service, national coverage, bail written and number of agents.