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Monday Oct 03, 2022

How To Find Out If Someone Is in Jail

There is nothing quite as scary as not knowing where your loved one is. The unfortunate truth is that sometimes the unexpected happens and somebody you care about could find themself behind bars. If you have been unable to locate someone, you might wonder how you can go about finding out if he or she is in jail. Luckily, there are ways to do just that.

Contact County Jails

If you typically talk to your loved one but haven’t been able to locate him or her for a day or two, the first thing you can do is contact your local jails. Most counties in most states have websites. If you’re lucky, the county jail has its own website that lets you search for someone by name. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Still, you can also call the jail directly and explain the situation. Many times, the person on the other end of the line is happy to check for you. Keep in mind that if you do find your loved one in a local jail, you may need to search for Lancaster County bail bonds next

Look for a Federal Inmate

Perhaps you’re looking for a loved one that you haven’t heard from in months or even years. In these cases, it is often much easier to search the Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator than to check each jail by city, county, or state. The search parameters allow you to do so by name and to filter by age and sex. 

Contact Someone in Jail

If you find your loved one in jail, then chances are you want to talk to him or her to find out what happened. Contacting an inmate can be a bit more difficult, depending on the circumstances. If your loved one is in a jail or prison nearby and is allowed to have visitors, the easiest way to contact him or her is to visit. 

If your loved one is in federal prison and expected to be for some time, then the best way to make contact is via a letter. Keep in mind that prison guards may read the correspondence first and that it’s often opened in front of guards even if they don’t read it. Every facility has its own guidelines for what you can send, so be sure to check with it beforehand. 

Naturally, if your loved one is behind bars, the first thing you’ll want to do is to get him or her out if you can. If you decide to work with a bail bondsman, ensure the provider is licensed and reputable.

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