Serving people in jail

Rarely a week goes by that we are not serving someone with legal papers while being held in custody. Can we serve somebody while in custody?

Yes we can, but there are some things you should be aware of.

First, make sure you know where they are being held, call ahead first to the facility you think they are being held in, and be specific in telling them that you need to serve legal documents upon the inmate.

It is not advisable for us to simply show up, as the prisons usually have specific rules on when service can take place, due to lock down procedures, staff rotation, lunch and dinner schedules, etc…

With your documents for service, don’t bind them with the metal paper fasteners, even staples are not allowed, loose papers are appreciated by staff due to security reasons.