Umatilla County Jail – Pendleton, OR

Umatilla County Jail is in Umatilla County, OR and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Umatilla County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Umatilla County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Umatilla County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, 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 locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Umatilla County Jail
4700 North W Pioneer Place
Pendleton, OR 97801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (541) 966-3632
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Umatilla County Jail you need to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Umatilla County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also find info for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Oregon County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Umatilla County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Umatilla County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the legal name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Umatilla County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

In most cases, inmates will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that 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 Umatilla County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll 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, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Umatilla County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official Umatilla County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (541) 966-3632

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Umatilla County Jail is:

Umatilla County Jail
4700 North W Pioneer Place
Pendleton, OR 97801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Umatilla County Jail
4700 North W Pioneer Place
Pendleton, OR 97801


The mail policy at Umatilla County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you check the official Umatilla County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Umatilla County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the Oregon State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a court case file containing a docket and every documents and motions that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Umatilla County court magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Umatilla County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Umatilla County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Umatilla County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Umatilla County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 Umatilla 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 Umatilla 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail at Umatilla County Jail changes, so you should check the official website when 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 Umatilla County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Umatilla 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 Umatilla 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Umatilla County Jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story About Umatilla County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Umatilla County Jail


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