Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Hilo, HI

Hawaii Community Correctional Center

Hilo, Hawaii
60 Punahele Street (map)
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 933-0428
Fax: (808) 933-0425
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 are in need of a bail bondsman in Hilo, HI, click on the previous link.

For more jail information, such as inmate responsibilities, mail and visitation procedures, please click on the following link, Hilo HI jail info.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend's Radio Interview

ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend, was recently interviewed on The Lincoln Brown Radio Show on KVEL-AM, one of the top News/Talk stations out of Salt Lake City, UT. Denny, a retired US Marshal, discussed several of his cases tracking high profile fugitives including his notorious case of tracking and apprehending prison-escapee Christopher Boyce, (made famous in the movie "The Falcon and the Snowman"). Denny also discussed what it means to be part of the ExpertBail Network and how this select group of agents around the country are truly making a difference, not only in the bail bond industry, but more importantly, in their communities.

Click below to watch a short preview of Denny’s interview.

For the full interview, click on the following link, ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend’s, Radio Interview.

How Do You Find a Trusted Bail Bond Agent?

How do you find a trusted bail bond agent? In ExpertBail’s recent Facebook survey, we asked consumers that same question. The number one answer was “word of mouth/referral” with 38% of the responses. Also scoring well were Google Searches and Yellow Pages.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard's Radio Interview

What do bail bonds and The Rose Parade have in common?  Listen to ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard’s recent interview on Talk of the Gorge with Rodger Nichols. Jeremy answered several questions about the bail industry and cleared a lot of the confusion and assumptions that are typically associated with bail bond agents.  Jeremy also discussed several topics, including the benefits of ExpertBail, how he got into the bail bond business and his commitment to his community as well as the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The interviewed aired on a group of three radio stations in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon, KLCK-AM, KYYT-FM and KWCQ-FM. 

Click below to watch a short preview of Jeremy’s interview.

For the full interview, click on the following link, ExpertBail Agent, Jeremy Hubbard’s, Radio Interview.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Denny Behrend: Radio Interview in Utah

Tune in tomorrow morning at 7:15 AM PST to hear ExpertBail Agent, Denny Behrend be interviewed on KVEL-AM, one of the top News/Talk stations out of Salt Lake City, UT. KVEL-AM has been broadcasting since 1947 and discusses both local and national news.

Denny will be featured on The Lincoln Brown Show and Lincoln will be discussing several topics with Denny, including his career as a U.S. Marshal, community safety and the bail bond industry, specifically the unique service of ExpertBail.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ExpertBail Agent Making a Difference: James Peach

Jim Peach has lived in Southern Ohio his entire life and growing up in a small, tight-knit community has been something that is very special to him. In 1984, Jim graduated from Ohio University and was at the “right place at the right time.” He met bail bond agent Don Shury, who took him under his wing and Peach Bail Bonds was soon born. The two formed a devoted partnership and worked closely together for the next 23 years.

Everyone in Southern Ohio knows Jim and all consider him a friend. He is always available to help his community and people continuously look to him for advice. Because of Jim’s strong connection and influence in his community, he often plays a central role in local fundraising activities and efforts. For example, each year Jim hosts a large fundraiser to help someone who is in need in the local community. This year, a local friend was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Jim was able to help raise over $15,000 to go towards his treatment costs. The year before last, another local friend was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and her situation did not look good. Again, Jim helped raise over $15,000 to help contribute towards her very expensive medical expenses. Jim is happy to announce that both are continuing to heal and their outlook appears positive. On top of his annual fundraisers, Jim is a member of The Elks and raises money by selling tickets for the foundation Pot of Gold. They have currently raised over $100,000.

Jim doesn’t contribute to those in need for his own personal gain; he does it because he feels it’s the right thing to do and he genuinely enjoys helping others. Jim says, “You help people out without expecting anything in return and that’s what it’s all about.” Jim completely conveys what honesty and integrity stand for and we are proud to have him as a member of the ExpertBail Network.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NCAA Tourney: Who will win?

Who do you like in the NCAA Tourney? AmateurBail Agent, Frankie French likes The Community College of Omaha!Who cares if they’re not in the tournament or even an official Division 1 School? Frankie is going with his gut on this one, which by the way, is pretty much always wrong. Let us know who you like!

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Adelaide, WA

King County Correctional Facility
Adelaide, WA

The King County Jail, Seattle Division of Washington is located at 500 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA. The facility became operational in 1986 and currently employs over 350 correctional staff. It serves the city of Adelaide.      

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention
King County Correctional Facility - KCCF Seattle  map
500 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 296-1234

Bail Bonds Services
To locate a bail bondsman in Adelaide, WA, contact ExpertBail at 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are professional, caring and will help you get your loved one out of jail in the quickest way possible.

The Programs Office & Volunteer Services involve the community during the incarceration period of an inmate in order to facilitate an opportunity for change and a greater success for the inmate when in transition from custody back to community.  Programs that are available at the Seattle Division KCCF are as follows:

    * Volunteers & Community-Based Service Groups:  Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and numerous Religious Service Groups representing Christian and non-faith practices including Buddhist, Judaism, Christian Science, Jehovah Witness & Islamic Muslim Services, provide Religious Guidance, Spiritual Support, Prayer and Meditation to inmates. Programs are scheduled weekly in groups and or individually.

    * Educational & Literacy Services:  Seattle Central Community College, Seattle Public Schools, Literacy AmeriCorps, Literacy Source, and the University of Washington Learning Service Pipeline Project, provides ABE GED / ESL / Transitions / Life Skills / Mentoring / Critical Thinking / Tutoring and GED Certification. Basic Education Classes are available to both men and women, who have not completed their high school requirements. 7 Instructors and 30 tutors are inspired to “build bridges to break down barriers”, as they commit to motivating, encouraging and supporting inmates through a process of literacy, learning, achieving and accomplishing educational outcomes. GED testing is scheduled on site 2 times a month.
    *      Creative Writing Skills Class:  This is a great program and offered to both men and women. The rules for engagement are defined and inmates agree to codes of conduct such as confidentiality, allowing everyone an opportunity to speak, respecting each other as well as the instructor, listening and sharing. Themes of pain are common as inmates reflect and allow themselves to feel their truth, express themselves and tell their stories through this creative writing skills class.
    *      Health Education Programs – Hepatitis C and Healthy Sexuality:  Providing education and information about male and female sexuality, healthy and safe sex practices, human biology, personal hygiene, infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS exposure, life threatening illnesses, is the primary focus of these classes. Slide presentations, group discussions, examples, and question answer format are used to help address the issues raised in the workshops, which makes it easy for the inmates to participate and learn, in a safe and supportive learning environment.
    *      Shanti Support Program - Psychiatric Services:  This program focuses on providing emotional support and companionship to inmates in the Infirmary who are affected with HIV/Aids and / or other life threatening illnesses. The sole focus of the Shanti Volunteer is to listen and talk with inmates by creating and developing a relationship of mutual respect and trust. Patient confidentiality is an integral part of the relationship between patient and volunteer. These support services are provided weekly.
    *      King County Public Health – MOM’s Project / Pregnant Women & Prenatal Care:  Every Wednesday, a nurse and social worker from KC Public Health visit the women housed on the 9th floor and do assessments of those who are pregnant, have drug and substance abuse related issues and needing prenatal care. These women are monitored and checked weekly during their time in jail. Upon release these women are offered ongoing support services to assist them while they deal with the stresses of transitioning back to the community and preparing themselves for childbirth. King County Public Health funds this program.
    *      Domestic Violence Support Services for Women:  G.R.O.W. – Giving Real Options to Women is a non-profit agency committed to educating, informing and empowering women who are victims and survivors of domestic violence. G.R.O.W has developed a series of domestic violence related issues and topics in 8 stand alone modules, which the women may refer to individually or together as integrated sessions. As an agency, their focus has been to advocate on behalf of women and to provide information to educate and empower women to help themselves as survivors and victims of domestic violence.
    *      Seattle Metro Women’s Teen Challenge Residential Treatment Program:  This program requires a one year commitment between participant and case manager and provides substance abuse, counseling, education and housing to those women who are screened and selected. The women get 24-hr support in their transition from a life of substance abuse to one of clean and sober living. Participants must live in the home for one year, contribute to the household duties, attend weekly meetings, be employed, and be 100% drug and alcohol free (including tobacco). At the end of the one year commitment, Seattle Metro Women’s Teen Challenge continues supporting the women in transition and offer to match a graduate dollar for dollar in placing a down payment on a home. This program is intensive.
    *      WOC (Women Out Of Corrections Program) – YWCA:  This is an informational and educational based program offering resources, services, and access to job training, transitional and temporary housing, mental health referrals and educational opportunities to incarcerated women. The facilitator herself has been where these women currently are and is therefore able to connect and relate to them in their current circumstances as well as inspire them that they can choose to change and live different lives upon release.
    *      Kundalini Yoga:  Music and movement, peace and tranquility, dominate this ancient yoga practice. The men and women participate in these exercises to release and rejuvenate and allow themselves to be present within. Yoga Instructors are scheduled to teach this ancient art form.
    *      Stress Management & Personal Empowerment:  This program teaches inmates to focus on themselves by going to a safe place “inside”, and to use this safe place to emotionally self nurture. The instructor encourages inmates to share, self reflect and to become a friend to himself / herself. She stresses the importance of emotional boundaries and “personal choice” and uses exercises such as deep breathing to demonstrate how to remain calm, in control and personally empowered.

    What are the guidelines for visiting an inmate?

        * Children must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
        * Children must remain with parent(s) and under control at all times.
        * Cell phones are not allowed inside the facilities.
        * Dress Code -
              o No miniskirts or similar attire.
              o No low-cut or revealing necklines.
              o No bare midriff.
              o Shoes required.
        * Due to high volumes, scheduled times may be cut short.
        * Out of town visitors traveling more than 50 miles MAY qualify for a Special Visit.
        * The visiting times are determined by the inmate's location.
        * It is the responsibility of the detainee to notify visitors of any changes to their visiting schedule.
        * Inappropriate behavior, the use of profanity, or violating any rule or regulation,  may result in visiting privileges being denied.

    Often friends and family ask to deposit funds on an inmates' account (or "books") at the time they visit.  If you would like to do so, please be aware of the following:

        * Funds may be deposited for an inmate and MUST be in the form of a Money Order or Cashier's Check.
        * To deposit the money order or cashier's check please include the following information:
              o List the inmate name.
              o List the Booking of Arrest number (BA#) or the CCN.
              o List the name of the person and their address for whom you would like the money order or cashier's check to be returned to if unable to deposit it on the inmates' account.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jerry Watson: Live Radio Interview in Denver, CO

Listen to the live radio interview with Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer – AIA,  on KRCN-AM 1060 Denver. Jerry was a special guest on the popular radio show Business for Breakfast with Woody Vincent & Tom Chenault, whose guests include the "who's who" of business along with the most relevant movers and shakers in virtually every industry. Jerry discussed the bail bond industry and significant legislative issues that are currently circulating Colorado at this time, including Pretrial Service Agencies and Senate Bill 186.

See below to listen to Jerry's interview.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jerry Watson: Live Radio Interview in Denver, CO

Join us on Wednesday, 3/23/11, at 8:45 AM (PST) to hear a live on-air radio interview with International Fidelity Insurance Company’s Chief Legal Officer, Jerry Watson.

Tune in to KRCN 1060 AM in Denver to hear Jerry discuss the bail bond industry in Colorado. The program can be heard in Colorado Springs (KREL 1580 AM), Vail (KVLE 610 AM) and Buena Vista (KSKE 1450 AM).

If you would like to listen to the interview live, click on the link below on Wednesday morning at 8:45 AM (PST).

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Ridgewood, NY

The Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City is an administrative facility housing male and female inmates. MCC New York is located in lower Manhattan, adjacent to Foley Square and across the street from the Federal courthouse.

NEW YORK, NY 10007
MapQuest® Map and Directions

Phone:  646-836-6300
Fax:  646-836-7751

Inmate Mail/Parcels
Do not send funds to this address; for more information go to the Inmate Money page.  Use this address when sending correspondence and parcels to inmates confined at this facility.

NEW YORK, NY  10007

It is the policy of MCC New York to maintain visiting facilities for the purpose of
maintaining family ties. Because of the nature of this facility, visits must be conducted under appropriate supervision so that security is maintained and the visiting privileges extended to inmates and their families are clearly communicated. For the purpose of this policy, the term pre-trial inmate refers to any inmate who is non-cadre, including holdovers, treaty transfers, BICE detainees, state inmates, and any designated inmate other than those assigned to the MCC New York Work Cadre Unit.

Visiting Rules / Regulations:

Although it is the intention of the Bureau of Prisons and this facility to provide the maximum amount of time possible for visiting, some practical considerations must be considered in the orderly management of this program.
An application and information form regarding visiting rules, regulations and directions has been prepared for all inmates to read and send to their visitors (Attachment A). It is the inmate's responsibility to send the form to the prospective visitor. This application form must be completed legibly and in its entirety, and returned for approval before the prospective visitor is permitted to visit.

Follow the link if you need a bail bond agent in Ridgewood, NY.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Charleston, SC

Charleston County Detention Center
"The House"
3841 Leeds Avenue,
Charleston, SC

Contact Information:
Ashley Cash, Director of Support Services (843) 529-7332
Inactive Records (843) 529-7320
Logistics/ Environmental (843) 529-7431
Food Services (843) 529-7361
Detention Center Victim Services (843) 529-7471
Commissary (843) 529-7497

24 Hours, 7 Days per Week:
Communications/ Information (843) 529-7300
Medical Services (843) 529-7346
Detention Center Victim Services (843) 412-1433

Chief Deputy Mitch Lucas – Jail Administrator

The Operations Division within our Charleston County Detention Center is comprised of four Teams.
*      The Operations Division maintains care and custody of inmates housed in the Detention Center. This includes maintaining proper security; conducting rounds and periodic counts of inmates; maintaining proper order and decorum among inmates; searching inmates; ensuring that the living quarters of inmates and the areas for which they are responsible are kept in a sanitary condition; issuing supplies to inmates; supervising the dispensing of food; checking incoming and outgoing mail; supervising work details of inmates in their units; documenting events, infractions of rules and any unusual occurrence; acting as a resource for inmate inquiries; and performing other duties as may be assigned.
*      These four Teams are assigned to 12-hour rotating shifts working a minimum of seven days and seven nights in a four-week period. Detention Officers are under the direction and control of a Sergeant and Lieutenant (Tour Commander).
*      All Detention Officers, within one year of their employment, attend the three week Basic Jail course of Instruction and are certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Prior to this certification officers are under the direct supervision of a Field Training Instructor, who teaches them everything needed to run a housing unit in the Detention Center. Annual training includes Interpersonal Communication Skills, American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Defensive Tactics and Detention Center Policies and Procedures. Specialized training is also available in TASER or firearms training.

Bail Bonds:
If you or someone you know is looking for a bail bond in Charleston, South Carolina, call 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are trusthworthy bail bond agents that are committed to providing quality support to those who are in need.
Visitation is scheduled by appointment by the inmate 24 hours in advance. Name of visitor(s) must be on the visitation schedule provided by the inmate, or visit will not be allowed. No more than two (2) visitors will be allowed per visit. Out of state visitors’ who present out of state picture I.D. may be granted an unscheduled visit if space is available.

Visiting Hours

Monday- Friday: 12pm- 5pm and 6pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am- 12pm and 1pm-5pm

Visitor Rules and Regulations
*      All visitors must properly identify themselves with legal picture ID.
*      Visitors will not enter any areas of the facility except approved routes to and from the visiting area.
*      Visitors under the influence of alcohol and drugs will not be admitted to the facility.
*      Visitors must be at least 17 years of age.
*      Children cannot be left in the Lobby unattended
*      Visitors may not give or receive anything from an inmate.
*      No personal effects such as purses, smoking materials, are allowed in the Detention Center.
*      All visitors are subject to search before entering the Detention Center
*      Members of the Clergy related to an inmate fall under the rules of general visitation
*      Disorderly contact will not be tolerated.

When sending mail to an inmate you must follow these rules.
*      Put your name and return address on the envelope.
*      Put the inmate’s full name (the name in which they were booked in under).
*      Address the envelope like the following example:

John Doe #1231231 C/O
Charleston County Detention Center
3841 Leeds Ave.
Charleston SC, 29405

*      The only mail allowed to be received by inmates are letters only. No packages are accepted at the Detention Center. The only exception to this is pictures. Inmates may receive five (5) but they cannot be Polaroid.
*      Incoming and outgoing mail will be inspected for contraband. Any mail found to contain contraband will be held by the Detention Center and may serve as the basis for disciplinary or criminal charges.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Cassoday, KS

Butler County
Adult Detention Facility
701 S. Stone Road
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone 316-320-7766 or 800-822-4796

The current Butler County Detention Facility opened in January of 2003. It is a modern 250-bed facility located one mile east of El Dorado, south of US Highway 54 on Stone Road. The facility employees 61 full time detention officers and houses inmates from not only Butler County, but also supplies beds to the US Marshals Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and various other outside agencies.

The Butler County Jail is equipped with an on-site staffed medical facility and the "Encore" educational program is available to inmates.
Dial 911 for Emergencies Only.
To contact the Sheriff's Administration Office - (316) 322-4254.
To report a crime - (316) 320-1294.
To report abuse - (316) 320-1294.
To report other offenses - (316) 320-1294.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office operates the Detention Facility located at 701 S.E. Stone Road, El Dorado, Kansas 67042. The facility is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, however not all services are available all hours. The Butler County Detention  Facility holds only adult or adjudicated persons.  
Bail Bondsman
If a person held in the Butler County facility and needs a bail bondsman in Cassoday, KS, it is the  responsibility of the inmate or their family or friends to select the person or company to write the bond.

Cash Bonds
Cash bonds are accepted for the full amount of the bond. Certified cashier’s checks  and money orders are accepted for the full amount of the bond. The receipt will be  given to the inmate along with a copy of the cash bond.

The Butler County Detention family visitation hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.,  1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Visitation days are Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday depending on the pod location of the person you wish to visit. There is no family visitation on Tuesdays or Weekends.
Tuesdays are reserved for professional visitation, such as attorney’s, parole, probation
and other law enforcement officials. Each inmate received only one hour of visitation privileges per week. All persons entering the building for visitation must be properly attired at all times. Clothing requirements can be found at the reception desk.

To ensure a timely visit, call and verify that the inmate is still in custody, verify his  visitation day and ensure that you are on his visitation list prior to coming to the  detention.

Visitation Schedule
A Pod – Monday
B Pod – Friday
C Pod – Wednesday
D Pod – Thursday
Female – Friday

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: 9 Mile Point, LA

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (JPCC) is owned by the Jefferson Parish Government and is administered by the JPSO.  The Correctional Center is primarily a pre-trial detainee prison and has a population of nearly 1,200 (including the Intake Booking Section).

The Correctional Center is located at:
100 Dolhonde St.
Gretna, LA 70053

The administrative offices of the Correctional Center are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except for holidays).

You may reach the Correctional Center at 504-368-5360, fax number 504-374-7769 . The Correctional Center operator(s) are on duty 24 hours daily and will transfer you to the proper extension.

Correctional Administrator:     Deputy Chief Sue Ellen Monfra     
Deputy Administrator:     Colonel  Howard Lavin     
Assistant Deputy Administrator:     Captain Edward Olsen

The Jefferson Parish Correctional Center (JPCC) allows its inmates visitation rights.

Visitation is held from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am-10:00 am Saturday, and 8:00 am-10:45 am on Sunday. Each housing area has a different visitation time. Visitors should contact the Correctional Center at (504) 374-7729, or (504) 374-7730 to determine the proper visitation day and time.

Visitors’ must be named on the inmate’s visitation card. Each card allows the inmate to list (3) adults, and (3) children. The list of names on an inmate’s card is confidential information and will not be disseminated to anyone.

Visitors’ must provide a valid state driver’s license, state identification, passport or military identification card to visit.

Children over the age of 13 are considered adults and must have a valid school identification card.

WARNING!  Because the Correctional Center is a secure facility, NO personal items are allowed.  The following items are not allowed into the facility, and some are considered contraband. Anyone bringing in the items listed will be instructed to leave the premises, and possibly incarcerated:

·       Cell phones

·       Beepers or pagers

·       Lighters or matches

·       Tobacco products

·       Weapons of any kind (knives, firearms, etc)

·       Food and Beverages

·       Any types of bags, including purses and satchels

·       Baby carriages or strollers

·       Electronic devices of any kind

·       Illegal drugs or paraphernalia

·       Reading material

All visitors should be dressed appropriately.  Visitors must enter the Correctional Center through the proper entrance and are subject to being searched.  The Correctional Center is located at 100 Dolhonde Street, Gretna, LA 70053.

Parking is available for a fee in the Jefferson Parish parking lot(s) or on the street at city meters. Please note, that there is no parking on the street adjacent to the Correctional Center, as these spaces are reserved for emergency vehicles only. All persons parking in these areas are subject to being ticketed and towed.

Click on the following link if you need to contact a bail bondsman in 9 Mile Point, LA.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What is withdrawal of bail?

Have you ever heard of a bail bond being withdrawn? Well it can happen...especially if the defendant fails to live up to the agreed upon conditions of the bond. Watch the belowvideo to learn more. As always please post any additional bail bond related questions you have below and we will answer them for you in our next video series.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Aberdeen, NJ

Aberdeen, NJ is a suburban Township of 5.4 square miles containing a mix of residence, light industry and shopping centers. The Aberdeen Township Police Department are committed to providing a safe community for all.
Aberdeen, New Jersey
Monmouth County Correctional Institution                                                     
(732) 431-7863 - Main Desk
(877) 846-3465 - Inmate Information
1 Waterworks Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

The mission of the Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey is to promote, protect, preserve and enhance the Office of Sheriff in New Jersey in a collective and cooperative manner so that each Sheriff may effectively fulfill his or her responsibilities to the citizens as Sheriff, the chief law enforcement officer in his or her county.

The Sheriffs' in New Jersey stand ready to take on any task to help make their counties a safer place to live and work, whether it is a homeland security issue, or supporting the efforts of the municipal police, or protecting our Judges. We are there and we are a major part of the law enforcement community.

If you are arrested and need to post a bail bond in Aberdeen, NJ, but don't have the cash to cover the full bail bond amount, you may wish to hire a professional bail bond agent. ExpertBail is the only true National Bail Bond Network with bail agents in every state that bail can be written. To contact an ExpertBail Agent, please see the information below.
1-800-938-BAIL (2245)

Bail Bonds: Jerry Watson's Interview with KXNT, Las Vegas

See below to check out the interview that Jerry Watson, Chief Legal Officer of AIA, gave this weekend on KXNT in Las Vegas, NV. Jerry discussed ExpertBail, the bail bond industry and the shortcomings of taxpayer funded Pretrial Release Agencies.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bail Bondsman Discusses Trade

ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, was interviewed live on Sunday Morning on Fox9 Morning News in Minneapolis. Adam discussed ExpertBail, the bail bond industry and his non-profit mentorship program.

Even if you’ve never committed a crime yourself, you may get a 3 AM phone call from a loved one who is in jail and in need of bail money. Most people probably don’t know what to do next, but bail bondsman Adam Buffington does. See below to watch the video.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bail Bonds & Jail Info: Apex, NC

Mission Statement

The Apex Police Department is committed to the preservation of public safety and peaceful order in Apex. With Pride, Integrity and Spirit of Service they build the public trust and partner with the community to protect persons and property, maintain order, and promote traffic safety. We provide unbiased and just enforcement of laws to protect the freedoms enjoyed in a democratic society.

We will strive to meet the responsibilities of our mission and our sworn oaths of office by:

    * Working cooperatively with our partnerships to address neighborhood concerns;
    * Preventing crime and protecting persons and property;
    * Promoting traffic safety;
    * Investigating criminal activity and apprehending criminals involved;
    * Respecting the rights and dignity of all persons.

Our Values

Our values are Service, Integrity and Pride and are thus explained:

We will model a spirit of dedicated service in conducting our varied operations. This spirit will be evident by our demonstration of courtesy, compassion, competence and bravery.

We will hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards of honest, accountability and trustworthiness. Our commitment to do the right thing will build the public trust we are dependent upon, as we act ethically and lawfully in carrying out our mission.

We will strive each day to build upon the proud history of this department and our Town through our efforts to improve ourselves, and our chosen profession.

To Contact Us:
Police Chief: Jack K. Lewis
Phone: 919-362-8661
Fax: 919-249-3459

205 Saunders St.
Apex, NC 27502

Report Crime Information:

If you have information about a crime that has occurred you can send your information to the Apex Police Department 100% Anonymously.

You can report crime information 100% anonymously via text message. Text your crime tip information to Tip411 (847411) using keyword ApexPD.

Wake County, NC Jail

John H. Baker Jr Public Safety Center
330 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: 919-856-6900
Fax: 919-856-6874
Bail Bond Information

To speak with a professional bail bondsman in Apex, NC call 800.938.2245. ExpertBail Agents are professional bail bond agents that provide quality support to those in need.

For Visitation At All Detention Facilities

    * Visiting Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
    * Visitation Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
          o  Exception: No visits will be permitted on a County holiday
    * To schedule an appointment call 919-857-9103 (Monday – Thursday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.)


   1. Each inmate will receive one (1) visit for (45) minutes every other week.
   2. Each inmate may receive two (2) visitors: either two adults, or one adult and one child.
   3. Visitors must be age sixteen (16) years of age to visit.
   4. All visitors (16) and over must have a valid, government issued picture identification.
   5. No property or money will be received for inmates at the Visitation Center.
   6. Any visitor who brings or attempts to bring in any item of contraband into the Detention Facility will be prosecuted.
   7. All visitors must follow the visitor’s dress regulations to participate in the visitation program.
   8. Visitors or inmates who are disruptive or intoxicated will be denied visitation privileges.
   9. When visitor’s time has expired, they are to leave the visiting area when advised to do so by the Detention Staff.
  10. Visitors will not enter any other areas of the facility when visiting.
  11. All handbags, purses, cell phones etc., must be stored in lockers.
  12. Only person registered by Officer will be allowed to visit. If a visitor refuses to give the requested information, then the visit will be denied.
  13. Visitors who violate facility rules may have their visitation privileges suspended or terminated by the Officer in Charge (OIC) on duty.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bail Bondsmen Do Good

Bail Bondsmen Do Good
By Sandra Ryder
My last article, “The Bail Bonds Industry Should Learn From the Banking Industry”, outlined a difficult future for the bail bonds industry if some serious issues are left unchecked. It evoked a strong response from bail bond insiders across the country and subsequently triggered a deluge of comments, emails and voice mails. While most agreed with the article's premise, that it is in everyone's best interest when the bail bonds industry is held to the highest standards, many were quick to point out that some are unilaterally making that commitment.

One of the key points in my previous article centered on the importance that public perception and sentiment plays in driving regulatory and statutory changes. If the public cries foul loud enough, their collective voice will motivate politicians and regulators to step in and respond with action.

Nothing does more to ingratiate a community to the any industry, on a local level, than grass roots charitable initiatives. Bail bond agencies frequently act as benefactors to numerous charitable causes, but often do so without recognition or fan fare. For example, Payless Bail Bond's Christmas on Wheels, gave fifty bikes to needy Las Vegas children over the holidays, but did so without press releases or an expectation of anything in return. All across the country, other stand out bail bond agencies performed similar good deeds in their own communities and with similar anonymity. Far too often, these types of activities go unrecognized by the public. At the same time, these charitable programs go a very long way in establishing bail bondsmen as integral parts of our communities and good stewards of the public's trust.

While community outreach is important, it will be a moot point, if the commitment to high ethical standards on a professional level is not achieved. Of course, regulators define what the minimum standards are in their respective states, but some bail bondsmen have taken the initiative to elevate their professionalism and committed to doing business in the highest ethical manner. Bail bondsmen demonstrate this commitment by the company they keep and the industry affiliations they maintain.

Expert Bail, which is backed by AIA, an established family of bail bond surety companies, strives to bring value to consumers by directing them to bail agents that have met a certain level of experience, professionalism and trustworthiness. They claim to be “comprised of the industry’s best and most experienced agents who are all committed to raising the standards in the bail industry.”

Beyond affiliations within the industry, bail agents can demonstrate their professionalism by expressly committing to a formal code of ethics. The Professional Bail Agents of the United States (“PBUS”), an industry trade association, has created a code of ethics that outlines best practices. Its code delineates how member bail agents should interact with clients, the general public, the government sector and fellow bail agents.

While none of the aforementioned things guarantee bail bonds will be immune from greater scrutiny or oversight. They do provide great examples of ways in which bail bondsmen can demonstrate their commitment to improving their respective communities, businesses and industry. At the end of the day, that is what the general public, regulators and law makers are looking for anyway.

Please click on the following link for the full article.

Stephen Owens, ExpertBail Agent, Interviewed on Your Hour

ExpertBail Agent Stephen Owens of Owens Bonding in Wichita, Kansas, spoke with Sheryl Nutt on Channel 46’s Your Hour (a news magazine). Stephen provided an overview of the bail bond industry and described to the television audience the role that bail agents play as “a third party accountability system for the courts.”

Stephen also helped explain that being a bail agent isn’t about risking his life pursuing criminals that have skipped out on their bail. The reality, according to Owens, is that if you do what you are supposed to and properly assess those you bail out and then monitor them to ensure they show up for court, you eliminate the number of those who skip. Even when they do miss a court date, those individuals are usually easily apprehended without any physical confrontation. This fact alone challenges the stereotype and common misperception that bail agents run through the streets with bullet proof vests with guns ablazin’.

While this is a less dramatic reality, it is the reality of the bail bond industry. Ms. Nutt also asked Steve how one should go about finding a bail agent. At this point Steve introduced and explained the ExpertBail Network and the power behind the nation’s only true national bail bond brand. According to Owens, “ExpertBail is a national network comprised of the most trusted and professional bondsmen throughout the country.”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Recent ExpertBail PR Interviews

This has been a busy week for the ExpertBail Team! The good news is that the ExpertBail Story is continuing to spread like wildfire amongst the media. Jerry Watson, AIA Chief Legal Officer - AIA, along with ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, were both interviewed by local radio stations. They had the opportunity to not only talk about the ExpertBail Network, but to also educate and clear up some misperceptions surrounding the bail bond industry. Click on the links below to hear some of the interviews.

•    Jerry was interviewed this morning on KXNT- FM & AM in Las Vegas. The interview will air later this week on 5 stations in the Las Vegas Area including KXNT FM & AM, KMXB-FM, KLUC-FM and KXTE-FM. Stay tuned for further airing information.

•    Jerry was interviewed live last evening on 710 WLW AM (Cincinnati’s #1 radio station). Follow the link to hear Jerry's bail bond interview.

•    ExpertBail Agent, Adam Buffington, was interviewed live yesterday morning on KDAL 610 AM. He discussed ExpertBail, his bail agency, the role he plays in his community, as well as the bail bond industry.

•    Lastly, Jerry did a live interview with Lars Larson on his National Radio Program on Thursday, February 17. Follow the link to hear Jerry's bail bond interview.