Kitsap County Jail – Port Orchard, WA

Kitsap County Jail is in Kitsap County, WA and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for somebody in jail at Kitsap County Jail? This site will tell you about anything you might need to know about Kitsap County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Kitsap County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever 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 less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (360) 337-7107
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Kitsap County Jail you need to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Kitsap County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information for anybody processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another jail you should check our guide to other Washington jails: Washington County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Kitsap County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Kitsap County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates at Kitsap County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Kitsap County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Kitsap County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us secrets that might help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Kitsap County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you review the official Kitsap 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (360) 337-7107

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St
Port Orchard, WA 98366


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the official Kitsap County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions in your case. You can access your court records using the Kitsap County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Kitsap County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Kitsap County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate 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 think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Kitsap 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 them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Kitsap County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Kitsap County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kitsap County,the Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Kitsap County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Kitsap 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 Kitsap 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 money to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the site before you send money 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 Kitsap County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kitsap 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 Kitsap 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 an inmate in Kitsap County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner 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? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Kitsap County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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