Benton County Jail – Corvallis, OR

Benton County Jail is in Benton County, OR and is the jail for the county. Know somebody incarcerated at Benton County Jail? This site will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Benton County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you information and advice that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Benton County Jail
190 Nw 4Th
Corvallis, OR 97339

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 541-766-6866
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?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To see who’s in jail at Benton County Jail you need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Benton County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find the same information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Oregon


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Benton County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Benton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Benton County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Benton County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could get to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, 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 amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Benton County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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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
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that will help other people get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Benton County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically 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 should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 541-766-6866

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Benton County Jail
190 Nw 4Th
Corvallis, OR 97339

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Benton County Jail
190 Nw 4Th
Corvallis, OR 97339


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Benton County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your court case are held at Benton County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time 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 ever been in jail?

To do this, you should go to the Benton County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Benton County court website or you are able to 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. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you can’t see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Benton County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work 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 Benton 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 Benton 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 money to Benton County Jail inmates changes, so review the official website when you send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Benton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Benton 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 Benton 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Benton County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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