San Juan County Holding Facility – Friday Harbor, WA

San Juan County Holding Facility is located in San Juan County, WA and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for someone locked up at San Juan County Holding Facility? This page tells you info about everything you might want to know about San Juan County Holding Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate at San Juan County Holding Facility. How to view San Juan County Holding Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

San Juan County Holding Facility
96 Second St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 360-378-4151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to find out where they are?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at San Juan County Holding Facility you will need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The San Juan County Holding Facility Inmate Locator is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be at another county jail you will want to check our guide to other Washington jails: List of all jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the San Juan County Holding Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will need to put in the full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the San Juan County Holding Facility website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. If there is no 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 you will have to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate in the San Juan County Holding Facility will earn time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the San Juan County Holding Facility. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the San Juan County Holding Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how 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
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on 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 the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The San Juan County Holding Facility visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official jail site before go to the jail 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 typically 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 should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 360-378-4151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at San Juan County Holding Facility:

San Juan County Holding Facility
96 Second St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
San Juan County Holding Facility
96 Second St
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


The inmate mail policy at San Juan County Holding Facility changes, so review the the San Juan County Holding Facility website before 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 rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system in San Juan County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

San Juan County court records are public records. They contain a court case file containing a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the website, or by going to the San Juan County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the San Juan County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered 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 offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the San Juan County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in San Juan County Holding Facility is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After 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 San Juan County Holding Facility, 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 San Juan County Holding Facility 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 inmates at San Juan County Holding Facility could change, so you should visit the official San Juan County Holding Facility site before send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at San Juan County Holding Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the San Juan County Holding Facility, 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 San Juan County Holding Facility

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in San Juan County Holding Facility.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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