Siskiyou County Jail – Yreka, CA

Siskiyou County Jail is in Siskiyou County, CA and is the primary jail for the county. Know someone at Siskiyou County Jail? This page tells you about anything a person needs to know about Siskiyou County Jail: Find an inmate at Siskiyou County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Siskiyou County Jail
315 S. Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (530) 842-8157
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 don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Siskiyou County Jail you have to visit their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Siskiyou County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check our California county jail guide: List of all jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Siskiyou County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Siskiyou County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Siskiyou County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, a prisoner in the Siskiyou County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly 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 be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Siskiyou County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is set by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but the magistrate or judge has the final word on how high your bail is set. The California Felony Bail Schedule contains every crime included in California and the specific amount of bail for each of the crimes.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us tips that could help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you have a bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Siskiyou County Jail frequently change, so review the official 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 . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and 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 break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (530) 842-8157

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Siskiyou County Jail
315 S. Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Siskiyou County Jail
315 S. Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097


The mail policy at Siskiyou County Jail changes, so it would be best to check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case using the Siskiyou County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that rules over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember that you should request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the Siskiyou County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants online or you can call the court. 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. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Siskiyou County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal 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 have to be registered and listed on both a national and state 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 are able to see these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not get the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to 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.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Siskiyou County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Siskiyou 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 Siskiyou County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Siskiyou County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to review the site 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Siskiyou County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Siskiyou 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 Siskiyou County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Siskiyou County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Siskiyou County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Siskiyou County Jail Website
    Siskiyou County Jail Inmate Search
    Siskiyou County Jail Mugshots
    Siskiyou County Jail Bail Amount Link

    California Felony Bail Schedule

    Siskiyou County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Siskiyou County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Find an inmate at Siskiyou County Jail
    Siskiyou County Warrant Lookup
    Siskiyou County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Siskiyou County Jail
    Jobs at Siskiyou County Jail


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