Chelan County Regional Justice Center – Wenatchee, WA

Chelan County Regional Justice Center is in Chelan County, Washington and is the jail for this county. Know somebody locked up at Chelan County Regional Justice Center? This page will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Chelan County Regional Justice Centersuch as the following: Find an inmate at Chelan County Regional Justice Center. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Chelan County Regional Justice Center
401 Washington Street, 2Nd Level
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 509-667-6462
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Chelan County Regional Justice Center you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Chelan County Regional Justice Center Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can find info about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you can check the other Washington county jails in our Washington County Jail Guide: Washington County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Chelan County Regional Justice Center inmates are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Chelan County Regional Justice Center site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners at Chelan County Regional Justice Center will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day after work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might request to use your personal assets as collateral.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Chelan County Regional Justice Center frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should 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 ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 509-667-6462

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined by staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Chelan County Regional Justice Center, use this address:

Chelan County Regional Justice Center
401 Washington Street, 2Nd Level
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chelan County Regional Justice Center
401 Washington Street, 2Nd Level
Wenatchee, WA 98801


The mail policy at Chelan County Regional Justice Center changes, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Chelan County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Chelan County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Washington 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? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Chelan County 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 have a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Chelan County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, rather the 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 case file that includes a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    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 jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chelan County,the Chelan County Sheriff’s Department 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

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Chelan County Regional Justice Center is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Chelan County Regional Justice Center, 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 Chelan County Regional Justice Center 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 could change, so it would be best to visit the official Chelan County Regional Justice Center site before you send any funds.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chelan County Regional Justice Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chelan County Regional Justice Center, 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 Chelan County Regional Justice Center

    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 this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone at Chelan County Regional Justice Center?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Chelan County Regional Justice Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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