Glenn County Jail – Willows, CA

Glenn County Jail is located in Glenn County, CA and is the correctional facility for the county. Know someone in jail at Glenn County Jail? This site tells you info about anything a person needs to know about Glenn County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. How to view Glenn County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Glenn County Jail
543 West Oak Street
Willows, CA 95988

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 530-934-6441
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Glenn County Jail you need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Glenn County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Glenn County Jail website, or you can see them at the Glenn County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Glenn County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined by the 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 do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail 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 will need to call the Glenn County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Glenn County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, its really easy. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is already set by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind that the magistrate or judge has the final word on you bail amount. The bail schedule includes all crimes included in California and the exact bail you will have to pay for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer a number of questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Glenn County Jail phone number is: 530-934-6441

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 delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Glenn County Jail:

Glenn County Jail
543 West Oak Street
Willows, CA 95988

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Glenn County Jail
543 West Oak Street
Willows, CA 95988


The mail policy at Glenn County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on this, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the California State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Glenn County court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are kept at Glenn County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Glenn County jail website or you can 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 the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Glenn County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Glenn County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents 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 keeps a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Glenn County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Glenn County Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Glenn County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After 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 Glenn 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 Glenn 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 process for sending money to Glenn County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to review the the Glenn County Jail website before you send any funds.

    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 Glenn County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Glenn 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 Glenn 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If you have, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Glenn County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with someone from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Glenn County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Glenn County Jail Website
    Glenn County Jail Inmate Search
    View Glenn County Jail Mugshots
    Glenn County Jail Bail Amount Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    Glenn County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Glenn County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Glenn County Jail
    Glenn County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Glenn County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Glenn County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Glenn County Jail Employment


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