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Jail and bail information for Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jail and bail information for Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Sheriff James M. Cummings
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office
6000 Sheriff's Place, Bourne, MA 02532
Phone: 508-563-4300 | Fax: 508-563-4574
 
Booking Procedures
The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office services a daily inmate population of between 400 and 500. All of these individuals must go through the booking intake process. Each individual received is processed in the same manner:
 
a. Searched
b. All property taken-logged and bagged
c. Processed through the identification-fingerprints, photos, etc.
d. Medically screened for obvious injuries-medical treatment given if needed at time of booking
e. Booked in and advised of their charges and means of release if any. If unable to secure release they are placed in appropriate facility attire and given the following items:
    
1. Starter Hygiene Kit
2. 2 Sheets
3. Blanket
4. 2 Jumpsuits
5. Towel
6. Sneakers (1 pair)
 
After the initial booking process is completed, the individuals are then classified into one of several classifications. The initial classifications are as follows:
High Risk
Medium Risk
Low Risk

From the above, individuals are placed into the appropriate section.

Posting Bail Procedures
ANYONE WISHING TO POST BAIL ON AN INDIVIDUAL INCARCERATED AT THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SHOULD FOLLOW THE BELOW PROCESS:

DURING THE HOURS OF 9:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. ALL BAILS ARE TO BE PROCESSED AT THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS PROCESS IS FOR THOSE INMATES AT COURT DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS. IN THIS CASE THOSE INMATES AT COURT MAY BE BAILED AT THE COURT WITH JURISDICTION.

THE ONLY FUNDS ACCEPTED ARE CASH PAYMENTS.

THERE IS A FORTY DOLLAR ($40.00) CASH FEE PAID TO THE BAIL COMMISSIONER FOR THIS SERVICE. AGAIN ONLY CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF THE CHARGES INVOLVE MORE THAN ONE COURT JURISDICTION, AN ADDITIONAL $5 FEE IS CHARGED PER COURT.

THE PERSON POSTING THE BAIL MUST PRESENT A VALID FORM OF PICTURE IDENTIFICATION.

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Release Procedures
The primary function of the Record’s Department is to ensure the proper and timely release of individuals in our custody.
Types of Releases:
    * Posting Bail
    * Paying Fine Requirements
    * Expiration of Sentence
    * Revise & Revoke
    * Release to Treatment Programs
Upon release, the individual’s canteen account will be closed and a check issued for their balance. If an individual is released at court, they must return to the House of Correction to pick up canteen funds and/or personal effects.