Crook County Jail – Prineville, OR

Crook County Jail is located in Crook County and is the main correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody at Crook County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might need to know about Crook County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Crook County Jail
400 Ne Third Street
Prineville, OR

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (541) 416-3620
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Crook County Jail you should go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Crook County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check the other Oregon county jails in our Oregon County Jail Guide: Oregon County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Crook County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Crook County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Crook County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking 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 erased from the Crook County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may 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 are released you must promise to go to your court date, and you are required not to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates in the Crook County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that 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 Crook County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Crook County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral.

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

Have you ever used a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • 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 be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, like your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Crook County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (541) 416-3620

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Crook County Jail is:

Crook County Jail
400 Ne Third Street
Prineville, OR

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crook County Jail
400 Ne Third Street
Prineville, OR


The Crook County Jail mail policy changes often, so visit the official Crook County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Crook County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, for example 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 may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Crook County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you can request to have your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even 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 will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Crook County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Crook County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the 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

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Crook County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crook County,the Crook County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Crook County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Crook County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Crook 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 Crook 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 process for sending money to Crook County Jail inmates could change, so it would be best to check the site when you send any money.

    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 Crook County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crook 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 Crook 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 a prisoner at Crook County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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    Links and Resources

    Main Crook County Jail Link
    Crook County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Crook County Jail Mugshots
    Crook County Jail Bail Link

    Crook County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Crook County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Locate an inmate at Crook County Jail
    Crook County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Crook County Jail Arrests
    Crook County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Crook County Jail


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