The information below provides complete instructions regarding Broken Arrow Municipal Jail inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Tulsa County Jail in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.
No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.
In most cases if there is a true emergency in the immediate family of an inmate, you will be able to get a message to the inmate. You need to call the jail and ask to speak to the watch commander. You might be required to provide proof of the emergency.
To see if the Broken Arrow Municipal Jail has this service, go here or call 918-451-8352.
Inmates can make collect calls to friends and family members. If your phone company allows you to accept collect calls and you wish to pay for the calls you may receive them.
Some phone companies block all calls from penal facilities.
Check with your phone company to find out if the charges are more during certain times of the day or days of the week.
No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Broken Arrow Municipal Jail, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.
Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.
A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.
You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.
Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.
Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.
Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.
There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.
Call 918-451-8352 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.
If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Broken Arrow Municipal Jail at 918-451-8352 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.
Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone Collect calls can be expensive. Figure out how much you can afford to spend and stick to it.
Choose a code word that your inmate can use if the call is an emergency so you will not decline the charges if the budget has been spent but the inmate really needs to speak with you.
If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.
Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.
All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.