Washington County Jail – Stillwater, MN

Washington County Jail is in Washington County, Minnesota and is the jail for that region. Are you looking for somebody in Washington County Jail? This guide gives you about everything related to Washington County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information you need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Washington County Jail
15015 62Nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 651-430-7900
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Washington County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Washington County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you can check our Minnesota county jail guide: Minnesota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Washington County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Washington County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Washington County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners at Washington County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Washington County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Washington County Jail

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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
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that will help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, 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 exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure 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 turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should review the official Washington County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

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 a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

The Washington County Jail phone number is: 651-430-7900

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Washington County Jail
15015 62Nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Jail
15015 62Nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082


The Washington County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so review the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Washington County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a file containing a docket and all of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are 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, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Washington County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Washington County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Washington County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Washington County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, 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 search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Washington County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Washington County,the Washington County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Washington County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 procedure to send funds to inmates at Washington County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Washington County Jail site before you send money to an inmate 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 Washington County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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  1. Jodi says:

    Even though I’m embarrassed and scared as I was that night. Everyone from the Stillwater Officer to the County Sheriff Officers were professional , nice and made a scary situation a little better . This is one lady that was scared straight , not by the Officers but the situation it’s self . Thank you again

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