Amador County Jail – Jackson, CA

Amador County Jail is located in Amador County and is the correctional facility for the area. Do you know someone at Amador County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything you might need to know about Amador County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Amador County Jail
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (209) 223-6500
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Amador County Jail you will have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Amador County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get info about anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at a different jail you should check our guide to other California jails: List of all county jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the Amador County Jail website, or you can see them at the Amador County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Amador County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

Typically, prisoners are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Amador County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California bail amounts are already set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the judge or magistrate has the final say on how much your bail will be. The bail schedule contains each and every crime included in state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Amador County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (209) 223-6500

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Amador County Jail is:

Amador County Jail
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Amador County Jail
700 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642


The inmate mail policy at Amador County Jail changes often, so visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system in Amador County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Amador County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Amador County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at Amador County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to query the Amador County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Amador County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Amador County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Amador County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Amador County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Amador County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Amador County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Amador County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to inmates might change, so it would be best to review the the Amador County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Amador County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Amador County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Amador County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Amador County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions in Amador County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Amador County Jail Link
    Amador County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Amador County Jail Mugshots
    Amador County Jail Bail Link

    California Felony Bail Schedule

    Amador County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Amador County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Amador County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Amador County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Amador County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Amador County Jail
    Amador County Jail Employment


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  1. sosoluv says:

    i have my boyfriend in jail right now for running from the police. he has a some other charges also such as drugs and some other stuff. he’s been there for 3 weeks now. i visit him as much as i can on sundays. the kidnapping charge was dropped and he says there going to transfer him to prison in a month :.(
    i really just wanted to know how much time he would be looking at for his crime? i hoping less than 2 years. very eager to start our family.

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