Island County Jail – Coupeville, WA

Island County Jail is in Island County, WA and is the jail for this region. Know someone at Island County Jail? This site gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Island County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Island County Jail. How to view Island County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Island County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Island County Jail
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 360.679.7319
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Island County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Island County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you will want to check the other Washington county jails in our Washington County Jail Guide: Washington County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can see them at the Island County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Island County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

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

In most cases, an inmate will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Island County

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process takes from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors for the requesting inmate. All visitors will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Island County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 360.679.7319

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Island County Jail:

Island County Jail
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Island County Jail
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239


The inmate mail policy at Island County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Island County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers, members of the Washington State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Island County court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access your court records via the Island County website, or by going to the Island County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at Island County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Island County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you need to go to the Island County jail website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Island County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Island County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Island County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or 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? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Island County Jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish 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 Island 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 Island 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 inmates at Island County Jail could change, so you should double check the official Island County Jail site when you send any money.

    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 Island County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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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 family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Island County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

    Post a message to people locked up at Island County Jail


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  1. judy h. says:

    HEY MICHAEL…ITS YOUR MOM!!! I REALLY MISS SEEING YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE ROUND THE HOUSE !! iHOPE YOU GET THIS AND SHINES A LITTLE BRIGHTNESS YOUR WAY. WE ALL LOVE YOU SO MUCH,,,,STAY STRONG …YOULL BE HOME B4 U KNOW IT. MADE ALOT OF FRIENDS THERE? I SAW ANOTHER DUDE WITH A MO HAWK …HOW MANY OF YALL DID THAT TO YOUR HEADS? LOL WELL DONT BURN THE MEALS AND KEEP THE FAITH, GOD BLESS YOU MY BOY,,.LOVE ALWAYS YOUR MOMMA

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  2. Rebecca says:

    My boy is in Island County Jail. I can’t tell you what it feels like to be on this side of the equation. They are saying terrible things about him. But he is still my boy. Who is there to feel for the family of the accused? Where do we find comfort so that we can try to get back to normal?’

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