Grant County Jail – Canyon City, OR

Grant County Jail is located in Grant County and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for somebody at Grant County Jail? This site gives you all about everything you might need to know about Grant County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Grant County Jail. How to view Grant County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Grant County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information and tips that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would help others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Grant County Jail
205 S Humboldt
Canyon City, OR 97820

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 541-575-1134
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Grant County Jail you should visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Grant County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information about anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you can check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Grant County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Grant County Jail site? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

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

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Grant County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

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 Grant County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Grant County

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released 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 procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. It also will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Grant County Jail phone number is: 541-575-1134

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Grant County Jail
205 S Humboldt
Canyon City, OR 97820

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Grant County Jail
205 S Humboldt
Canyon City, OR 97820


The inmate mail policy at Grant County Jail can change, so it would be best to check the official Grant County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Oregon State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Oregon.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Grant County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Grant County court magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service 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 will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Grant County court website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Grant County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Grant County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Grant County,the Grant County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Grant County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 people in jail changes, so be sure to review the site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Grant County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Grant 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 Grant 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 incarcerated in Grant County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Grant County Jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Grant County Jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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  1. Tera L. says:

    Shout out for Kingsmith!
    I miss you. Cant wait for you to be back home! Your queen and princess are lost without you. We love you! Xoxo
    Tera & MJ
    ps. I miss you and your bald spot! Lol xoxo

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