Del Norte County Jail – Crescent City, CA

Del Norte County Jail is in Del Norte County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know someone in Del Norte County Jail? This page tells you all about everything one might want to know about Del Norte County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Del Norte County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Del Norte County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you info that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Del Norte County Jail
650 Fifth Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (707) 464-4191
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Del Norte County Jail you should navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Del Norte County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you will want to look here: California County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Del Norte County Jail inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Del Norte County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Del Norte County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, 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

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave the county.

Usually, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Del Norte County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Bail Schedule

In California bail amounts are set by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the ultimate say on how high your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule includes all of the crimes defined by California and the exact bail amount for each crime.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any things that will help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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 break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (707) 464-4191

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Del Norte County Jail is:

Del Norte County Jail
650 Fifth Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Del Norte County Jail
650 Fifth Street
Crescent City, CA 95531


The mail policy at Del Norte County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Del Norte County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Del Norte County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the California State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Del Norte County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed during your court case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Del Norte County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Del Norte County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Del Norte County court website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Del Norte County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Del Norte County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but remember that you won’t get the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the Del Norte County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Del Norte County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Del Norte County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Del Norte 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 Del Norte 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 someone in jail might change, so be sure to visit the site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    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 Del Norte County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Del Norte 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 Del Norte County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Del Norte County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Del Norte County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Del Norte County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Del Norte County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Del Norte County Jail Link
    Del Norte County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Del Norte County Jail Mugshots
    Del Norte County Jail Bail Link

    California Bail Schedule

    Del Norte County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Del Norte County Jail Mail Policy
    Del Norte County Jail Inmate Search
    Del Norte County Warrant Lookup
    Del Norte County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Del Norte County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Del Norte County Jail


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