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What does the abbreviation " sp" mean for an inmate?
By karla from Los Angeles
Mostly likely just State Prison. Does that sound fitting to your inmate?
SP means State Prison not sexual predator
My friend is in jail waiting for trial. The last I heard he was going to trial last Monday, but I haven't heard anything. I went to look his name up on my county's jail roster and saw the code by his name changed from "CH" to "SE" with a P after it that has always been there.
I have looked up and have not seen these charges. You could call the jail and ask them or a lawyer in your county.
Most likely the first is "charged" and the second is "sentenced". But yes, look it up or call them to be sure.
I believe Sandi is right about the charged and sentenced but you should be able to call the courthouse and find out for sure.
Also, all of this is usually public record so you should be able to find what the sentence is but it may take several days before it is posted on their site.
If you know the facility where he is/was located, you may be able to go there and request permission to see him. They should be able to tell you if he is there and if he is eligible for having visitors. You may have to complete a form and he may have to agree to see you. But maybe you will find out where he is or where he is going to be placed.
Your sheriff's office, jail main number or courthouse main number should be able to help you.
If you Google your town's name and roster codes, some even have that info in their FAQs.
Prayers for you and your friend!
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What does the disposition code "SP4" mean on the inmate information search on the lasd.org website (Los Angeles Sheriff's Department)? I read that it could mean state prison four years or supervised probation, but I am not sure which one it could be.
By jasmine from Pasadena, CA
Well in the sites FAQ it says ( for sp3 not sp4 ):
Q: What does the code SP3 mean next to a case?
A: SP3 means that there was a sentence to State Prison and all the inmate's paperwork has been processed and he/she waiting for transportation to the Department of Corrections. Once the inmate has left County jail, the release information section will show the date and time they were sent.
So, I assume SP4 is just another level of documentation. I'd be willing to bet that since SP3 means they are in transportation stage that SP4 means they are transferred and set where they are going. (07/21/2009)
The best way to get an accurate answer is to telephone the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and ask them. (07/18/2009)
It generally means sexual predator 4 which is pretty bad here in Oregon. But yes, do ask or see if there is a legend you can look up. Good luck. (07/18/2009)
SP4 means on his way to State Prison. Sorry. I googled it. I put in the google.com line. "SP4 in Los Angeles County Jail system" and that is what it told me.
Sp, Sp3, Sp4 are all codes to the paper work filed by the county and prison. Sp3 paper work already filed and sent to the prison.