Harney County Correctional Facilty – Burns, OR

Harney County Correctional Facilty is in Harney County, Oregon and is the correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Harney County Correctional Facilty? This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Harney County Correctional Faciltysuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Harney County Correctional Facilty
485 N Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720-1524

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 541-573-6256
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Harney County Correctional Facilty you will need to go to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Harney County Correctional Facilty Inmate Search has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you can look here, too: Oregon Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be stored.

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Mugshotes of Harney County Correctional Facilty prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Harney County Correctional Facilty. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Harney County Correctional Facilty site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, 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

Once you are in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 you must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, an inmate will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever paid your bail 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 have to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can 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 an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s very simple to do. First, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Harney County Correctional Facilty visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you visit the official Harney County Correctional Facilty jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 541-573-6256

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Harney County Correctional Facilty is:

Harney County Correctional Facilty
485 N Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720-1524

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Harney County Correctional Facilty
485 N Court Avenue
Burns, OR 97720-1524


The mail policy at Harney County Correctional Facilty is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Harney County Correctional Facilty website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Harney County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Oregon State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Harney County court records are public records. Court records include a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the Harney County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are kept at Harney County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Harney County magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to see your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, 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 even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Harney County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Harney County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the precise address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Harney County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps 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.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Harney County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Harney County Correctional Facilty is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Harney County Correctional Facilty, 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 Harney County Correctional Facilty 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 inmates at Harney County Correctional Facilty could change, so it would be best to review the the Harney County Correctional Facilty website before you send funds 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Harney County Correctional Facilty

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Harney County Correctional Facilty, 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 Harney County Correctional Facilty

    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:

    • 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 spent any time at Harney County Correctional Facilty? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Harney County Correctional Facilty?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Harney County Correctional Facilty.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like 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 Harney County Correctional Facilty

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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