Napa County Jail – Napa, CA

Napa County Jail is located in Napa County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Napa County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything one might want to know about Napa County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Napa County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Napa County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Napa County Jail
1125 Third St
Napa, CA 94559

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (888) 512-3367
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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 need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Napa County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Napa County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be locked up at a different jail you should check the other California county jails in our California County Jail Guide: Other Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Napa County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Napa County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Napa County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Napa County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Napa County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10% of the amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Napa County

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California your bail is predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final say on where your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule includes every crime defined by state law and the exact amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so you should review the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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.

Phone Number: (888) 512-3367

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Napa County Jail:

Napa County Jail
1125 Third St
Napa, CA 94559

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Napa County Jail
1125 Third St
Napa, CA 94559


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the 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 have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Napa County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys 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 the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Napa County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

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, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Napa County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if that person has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Napa County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

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


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Napa County jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Napa 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 Napa 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 money to someone in jail at Napa County Jail is always changing, so be sure to double check the official Napa County Jail site before send money to someone in jail 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 Napa County Jail

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

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 incarcerated in Napa County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Napa County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Napa County Jail Website
    Napa County Jail Inmate Search
    View Napa County Jail Mugshots
    Napa County Jail Bail Link

    CA Bail Schedule

    Napa County Jail Visitation
    Napa County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Napa County Jail
    Napa County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Napa County Jail Arrests
    Napa County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Napa County Jail


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