Pend Oreille County Jail – Newport, WA

Pend Oreille County Jail is located in Pend Oreille County, Washington and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Know somebody in Pend Oreille County Jail? This guide gives you information about anything one might want to know about Pend Oreille County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Pend Oreille County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Pend Oreille County court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Pend Oreille County Jail
P.O. Box 5075 / 331 S. Garden Ave
Newport, WA 99156

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (509) 447-3151
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Pend Oreille County Jail you will need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pend Oreille County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to check our Washington county jail guide: Other Jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are on file.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Pend Oreille County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in their full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Pend Oreille County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and you can’t leave the county.

Usually, inmates in the Pend Oreille County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the 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 when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person 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 have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Pend Oreille County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent 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 has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, report to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Pend Oreille County Jail phone number is: (509) 447-3151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Pend Oreille County Jail, use this address:

Pend Oreille County Jail
P.O. Box 5075 / 331 S. Garden Ave
Newport, WA 99156

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pend Oreille County Jail
P.O. Box 5075 / 331 S. Garden Ave
Newport, WA 99156


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the Washington State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed during your court case. You can access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Pend Oreille County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you will have to visit the Pend Oreille County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Pend Oreille County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the street address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if they has had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pend Oreille County,the Pend Oreille County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Pend Oreille County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Pend Oreille 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 Pend Oreille 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 Pend Oreille County Jail is likely to change, so you should check the the Pend Oreille County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pend Oreille County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pend Oreille 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 Pend Oreille County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Pend Oreille County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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