Clark County Jail – Vancouver, WA

Clark County Jail is located in Clark County, WA and is the jail for this region. Do you know someone locked up at Clark County Jail? This page tells you all about everything one might want to know about Clark County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Clark County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clark County Jail
707 West 13Th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (360) 397-2211
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Clark County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Clark County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information for anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our Washington county jail guide: Washington County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Clark County Jail. When viewing online you will need to enter their name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Clark County Jail site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners in the Clark County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t 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. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Clark County Jail

Have you ever used a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that will help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to review the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Clark County Jail phone number is: (360) 397-2211

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, 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 someone incarcerated at Clark County Jail:

Clark County Jail
707 West 13Th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clark County Jail
707 West 13Th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660


The Clark County Jail mail policy can change, so be sure to review the official Clark County Jail site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Clark County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Clark County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Clark County court records are a matter of public record. They include a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case with the Clark County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your case are available at the Clark County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court 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 been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and if necessary the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to go to the Clark County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. 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 if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Clark County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn 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 search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clark County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Clark County jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have 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 Clark 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 Clark County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to Clark County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to visit the the Clark County Jail 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 Clark County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clark 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 Clark 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.


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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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Clark County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions in Clark County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Clark County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Tony s says:

    Hey mama it’s me I love u and I get u out soon

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