Ferry County Jail – Republic, WA

Ferry County Jail is in Ferry County, WA and is the main jail for that area. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Ferry County Jail? This page gives you about anything a person needs to know about Ferry County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Ferry County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Ferry County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Ferry County Jail
165 N Jefferson
Republic, WA 99166

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (509) 775-2906
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Ferry County Jail you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Ferry County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get info on anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Washington jails: Washington Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Ferry County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Ferry County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Ferry County Jail website? This will be difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Ferry County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get out of jail. It also will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the bail amount. For minor 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 have a release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is 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 states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into the visitors log for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies can change, so review the official Ferry County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Ferry County Jail phone number is: (509) 775-2906

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Ferry County Jail
165 N Jefferson
Republic, WA 99166

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ferry County Jail
165 N Jefferson
Republic, WA 99166


The Ferry County Jail mail policy changes often, so check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Ferry County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Ferry County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Ferry County court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your case are kept at Ferry County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Ferry County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to 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 somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, just access the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Ferry County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not find if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Ferry County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Ferry 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 Ferry 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail is always changing, so review the official Ferry County Jail site 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 Ferry County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ferry 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 Ferry 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:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Ferry County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Ferry County Jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Ferry County Jail

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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