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!!

Check out our other AmateurBail Agents... Also, be sure to join us on ExpertBail's Facebook Page!

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.