Josephine County Jail – Grants Pass, OR

Josephine County Jail is in Josephine County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone at Josephine County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Josephine County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Josephine County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Josephine County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Josephine County Jail
1901 Northeast F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 541-474-5140
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Josephine County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Josephine County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can get the same information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is locked up at a different jail you can check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them at the Josephine County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Josephine County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Josephine County Jail can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Josephine County Jail. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person 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 their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Josephine County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

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 usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 541-474-5140

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Josephine County Jail is:

Josephine County Jail
1901 Northeast F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Josephine County Jail
1901 Northeast F Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526


The Josephine County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so you should check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: 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. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Oregon State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

All court records are public records. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are able to request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Josephine County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Josephine County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people 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 precise address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Josephine County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not find out if someone had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Josephine 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 Josephine 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 money to inmates changes, so it would be best to review the official website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Josephine County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Josephine County Jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Josephine County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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