Marion County Jail – Salem, OR

Marion County Jail is in Marion County, OR and is the jail for the county. Looking for someone incarcerated at Marion County Jail? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Marion County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Marion County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marion County Jail
4000 Aumsville Hwy
Salem, OR 97317

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 503-588-8588
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Marion County Jail you have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marion County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in a different jail you should check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Marion County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Marion County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. 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 different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and you are not allowed to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Marion County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your 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 usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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 Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any things that might help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, 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, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . 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 you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 503-588-8588

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Marion County Jail:

Marion County Jail
4000 Aumsville Hwy
Salem, OR 97317

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marion County Jail
4000 Aumsville Hwy
Salem, OR 97317


The Marion County Jail mail policy can change, so you should review the the Marion County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used 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 include a court case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records via the Marion County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Marion County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get 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 someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Marion County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Marion County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, but only the address block 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 containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Marion County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Marion County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Marion County,the Marion County 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 the Marion County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Marion 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 Marion County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to inmates could change, so check the the Marion County Jail 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marion County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marion 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 Marion 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 incarcerated at Marion County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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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. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Marion County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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