Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility – Irvine, CA

Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility is located in Orange County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Know somebody locked up in Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility? This site gives you about everything one might want to know about Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility,like the following: Find an inmate at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility. How to view Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility
13502 Musick Rd
Irvine, CA 92618

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find information about anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

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Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility website, or you can go in person to the Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different 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

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. 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, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral.

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

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Bail Schedule

In the state of California bail amounts are predetermined by by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the last word on you bail amount. The bail schedule lists all of the crimes defined by California and the exact bail amount for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility:

Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility
13502 Musick Rd
Irvine, CA 92618

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility
13502 Musick Rd
Irvine, CA 92618


The inmate mail policy at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility changes, so we suggest that you visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Orange County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the California State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the website, or at the Orange County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should visit the Orange County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Orange County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Orange County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Orange 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 getting locked up in Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Orange County Jail – James A. Musick 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 Orange County Jail – James A. Musick 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 funds to people in jail is likely to change, so double check the official Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility site 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 Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Orange County Jail – James A. Musick 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 Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Website
    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Inmate Search Link
    View Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Mugshots
    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Bail Link

    California Bail Schedule

    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Visitation Policy Link
    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Jail Mail Policy Link
    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Inmate Search
    Orange County Warrant Lookup
    Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility
    Jobs at Orange County Jail – James A. Musick Facility


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