Washington County Correctional Facility – Washington, PA

Washington County Correctional Facility is in Washington County, PA and is the jail for the region. Know someone in jail at Washington County Correctional Facility? This page gives you all about everything one might want to know about Washington County Correctional Facilitysuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Washington County Correctional Facility
100 W. Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 724-228-6845
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Washington County Correctional Facility you will have to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Washington County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information for anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you should check our Pennsylvania county jail guide: Other County Jails in Pennsylvania


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Washington County Correctional Facility prisoners can be found on the Washington County Correctional Facility website, or you can go in person to the Washington County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input their name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Washington County Correctional Facility website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Washington County Correctional Facility are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Washington County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? 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
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any things that might help other people to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Washington County Correctional Facility visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you try to 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 much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Washington County Correctional Facility phone number is: 724-228-6845

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Washington County Correctional Facility:

Washington County Correctional Facility
100 W. Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Washington County Correctional Facility
100 W. Cherry Avenue
Washington, PA 15301


The mail policy at Washington County Correctional Facility can change, so review the official Washington County Correctional Facility site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Pennsylvania State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the online service, 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 who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. They do several different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Be sure to remember that you should ask to get a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Washington County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered 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 crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the Washington County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Washington County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Washington County Correctional Facility, 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 Washington County Correctional Facility 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 Washington County Correctional Facility inmates changes, so be sure to visit the site 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 Washington County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Washington County Correctional Facility, 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 Washington County Correctional Facility

    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 in Washington County Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Washington County Correctional Facility?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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