Humboldt County Correctional Facility – Eureka, CA

Humboldt County Correctional Facility is located in Humboldt County and is the jail for this area. Know somebody in jail at Humboldt County Correctional Facility? This guide tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Humboldt County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Humboldt County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Humboldt County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Humboldt County Correctional Facility
826 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (707) 445-7251
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Humboldt County Correctional Facility you will need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information on anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can go in person to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Humboldt County Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates at Humboldt County Correctional Facility will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either 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.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get 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 amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Humboldt County Correctional Facility

Have you ever had to use a bondsman 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.

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California the amount of bail you pay is pre-determined using by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the judge or magistrate has the final word on how much your bail will be. The bail schedule lists all crimes defined by California and the specific bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call 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, they will let you wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that will help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Humboldt County Correctional Facility visitation procedures can change, so make sure that you check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Humboldt County Correctional Facility phone number is: (707) 445-7251

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Humboldt County Correctional Facility is:

Humboldt County Correctional Facility
826 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Humboldt County Correctional Facility
826 Fourth Street
Eureka, CA 95501


The Humboldt County Correctional Facility inmate mail policy changes often, so visit the the Humboldt County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Humboldt County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the California State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Humboldt County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. They do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you can ask to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 Humboldt County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if they has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Humboldt 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: Link

    Humboldt County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Humboldt County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Humboldt County Correctional Facility, 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 Humboldt County Correctional Facility 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 people in jail could change, so be sure to double check the the Humboldt County Correctional Facility 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 Humboldt County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, 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 Humboldt County Correctional Facility

    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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Humboldt County Correctional Facility?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Humboldt County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Humboldt County Correctional Facility Link
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Inmate Search Link
    View Humboldt County Correctional Facility Mugshots
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Bail Link

    California Felony Bail Schedule

    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Inmate Inquiry Link
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Warrant Inquiry Link
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Humboldt County Correctional Facility
    Humboldt County Correctional Facility Employment


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