Asotin County Jail – Clarkston, WA

Asotin County Jail is in Asotin County, Washington and is the jail for the region. Looking for someone in jail at Asotin County Jail? This page gives you all about everything you might want to know about Asotin County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Asotin County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

Main Menu

The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Asotin County Jail
838 5Th St.
Clarkston, WA 99403

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (509) 758-1668
Fax:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Asotin County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Asotin County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: List of all county jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a picture that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Asotin County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Asotin County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be allowed to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Asotin County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, 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 how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Asotin County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

Speak Your Mind

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

Click here to tell your story

Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (509) 758-1668

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Asotin County Jail:

Asotin County Jail
838 5Th St.
Clarkston, WA 99403

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Asotin County Jail
838 5Th St.
Clarkston, WA 99403


The mail policy at Asotin County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the official Asotin County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, 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 investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to report to jail to do your time.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Asotin County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind 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 jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Asotin County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not get the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

    Click here to post a comment

    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Asotin County,the Asotin County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Asotin County jail is no fun, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Asotin 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 Asotin 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 money to someone in jail is likely to change, so you should visit the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Asotin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Asotin 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 Asotin County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to share your story


    Return To Main Menu

    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

    Speak Your Mind

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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 a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Asotin County Jail


    Return To Main Menu
    3077

Comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Taylor G. – I love you lots!! I know this is difficult no doubt about that but keep your head up each hour.
    Love to you always, Mom

  2. michelle says:

    Jedidiah….will see u tomorrow. around 9. miss you

  3. Maria says:

    I LOVE YOU MICHAEL H. WE ARE PREGNANT!!! KEEP STRONG FOR US!!!!

  4. Aubrey says:

    Talon… Explain… Not for me, but for momma Angie and for your dad, whose hearts were instantly broken.

  5. Trish says:

    This jail is crooked as hell… the cops the politics every thing about it.. despite what they say the inmates are not the worse part of this jail

Speak Your Mind

*