To call someone who is in jail, you will typically need to follow these steps:
- Obtain the inmate’s information: You will need to know the full name of the inmate, the correctional facility they are being held in, and their inmate ID number if available. This information is necessary to correctly identify and locate the inmate within the system.
- Determine the available communication options: Different correctional facilities may have different communication options for inmates. In many cases, you will need to set up an account with a designated phone service provider for inmate calls.
- Set up an account with the designated phone service provider: Contact the designated phone service provider for the correctional facility and follow their procedures to set up an account. This usually involves providing personal and financial information, and sometimes paying fees or adding funds to the account.
- Add the inmate to your approved call list: Once your account is set up, you will need to add the inmate to your approved call list. This typically involves providing the inmate’s information and inmate ID number, if required.
- Receive and accept calls from the inmate: When the inmate dials your approved phone number, you will receive the call. Follow the prompts provided by the phone service provider to accept the call, which may include confirming your acceptance verbally or pressing a specific button.
The specific procedures and available options for calling inmates can vary between correctional facilities and jurisdictions. If you have any questions or need more detailed information, it is recommended to contact the correctional facility directly or consult their website for specific instructions regarding inmate communication.