Washington County Jail – Bartlesville, OK

Washington County Jail is located in Washington County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody in Washington County Jail? This guide tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Washington County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Washington County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Washington County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Washington County Jail
611 West Adams Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (918) 337-2800
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Washington County Jail you need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Washington County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get information for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you should check our Oklahoma county jail guide: Other Jails in Oklahoma


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake picture, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Washington County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them at the Washington County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Washington County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you are not allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Washington County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take between 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and let them know 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, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring required items with you, for example a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Washington County Jail phone number is: (918) 337-2800

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Washington County Jail
611 West Adams Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74003

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Jail
611 West Adams Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74003


The inmate mail policy at Washington County Jail can change, so check the the Washington County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in Washington County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Washington County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You are able to access your court case records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Washington County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept at the Washington County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Washington County magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do many different things, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the street address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • 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.

During a criminal records search, usually will not learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Washington County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Washington County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After 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 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 rules for sending funds to Washington County Jail inmates can change, so review the official Washington County Jail 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

    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:

    • 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 an inmate at Washington County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

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

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Washington County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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