Klamath County Jail – Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath County Jail is located in Klamath County, Oregon and is the primary jail for the region. Do you know someone locked up in Klamath County Jail? This site will tell you about anything one might want to know about Klamath County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Klamath County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Klamath County Jail
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 541-883-5130
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 want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Klamath County Jail you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Klamath County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Oregon jails: Oregon County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Klamath County Jail inmates are online, or you can view them at the Klamath County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Klamath County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would 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 a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates at Klamath County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Klamath County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Klamath County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Klamath County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some questions, such as your 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 number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear 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 booked into jail? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. It also might depend on if you have a bond amount or if a judge must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant 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. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so check the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 541-883-5130

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Klamath County Jail
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Klamath County Jail
3300 Vandenberg Road
Klamath Falls, OR 97603


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the the Klamath County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Klamath County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this subject, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Oregon.

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

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Klamath County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records from your court case are held at the Klamath County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from 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 may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should go to the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Klamath County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you won’t see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? 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 backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Klamath County,the Klamath County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Klamath County jail is very scary, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Klamath 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 Klamath 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 funds to Klamath County Jail inmates could change, so review the official website before you send money to an inmate 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 Klamath County Jail

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

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

    If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced so others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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