Jefferson County Jail – Port Hadlock, WA

Jefferson County Jail is located in Jefferson County, Washington and is the correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Jefferson County Jail? This page will tell you about anything you might need to know about Jefferson County Jail: Find an inmate at Jefferson County Jail. How to view Jefferson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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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 their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (360) 385-3831
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Jefferson County Jail you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Jefferson County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed online, or you can view them at the Jefferson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken off of the Jefferson County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Jefferson County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental 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 of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. 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. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Jefferson County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should visit the official Jefferson County Jail jail site before you 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 . These phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Jefferson County Jail phone number is: (360) 385-3831

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339


The inmate mail policy at Jefferson County Jail can change, so you should check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on this subject, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Jefferson County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Jefferson County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and 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

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do several different things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to 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

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to 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 someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you will have to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records on the Jefferson County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Jefferson County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jefferson County,the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Jefferson County Jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 money to inmates at Jefferson County Jail changes, so visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Jefferson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

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