Douglas County Jail – East Wenatchee, WA

Douglas County Jail is in Douglas County and is the main correctional facility for that county. Looking for someone in Douglas County Jail? This site tells you about everything one might want to know about Douglas County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Douglas County court information. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you info you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Jail
110 N.E. 2Nd Street Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (509) 884-0941
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find them?

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

In order to look up who’s in jail at Douglas County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Douglas County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info on anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you can look here: Washington County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Douglas County Jail inmates can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Douglas County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Douglas County Jail site? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you fail to show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, 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 are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Douglas County Jail can change, so make sure that you review the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (509) 884-0941

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Douglas County Jail is:

Douglas County Jail
110 N.E. 2Nd Street Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Jail
110 N.E. 2Nd Street Suite 200
East Wenatchee, WA 98802


The inmate mail policy at Douglas County Jail can change, so review the the Douglas County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Douglas County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are available at the Douglas County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Douglas County court magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. They do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember that you should ask to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Douglas County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Douglas County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Douglas County,the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Douglas County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Douglas County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Douglas 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 Douglas County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail is always changing, so visit the site before you send funds 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 Douglas County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Douglas County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Douglas County Jail Website
    Douglas County Jail Inmate Search
    View Douglas County Jail Mugshots
    Douglas County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Douglas County Jail Visitation Procedures
    Douglas County Jail Mail Policy
    Douglas County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Douglas County Warrant Inquiry
    Douglas County Jail Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Douglas County Jail
    Jobs at Douglas County Jail


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