Snohomish County Main Jail – Everett, WA

Snohomish County Main Jail is in Snohomish County, WA and is the primary jail for the county. Do you know someone in Snohomish County Main Jail? This page gives you all about anything related to Snohomish County Main Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask them, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Snohomish County Main Jail
3025 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 425-388-3395
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and need to find them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Snohomish County Main Jail you will need to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Snohomish County Main Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can find info on anyone arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another jail you should look here: Washington County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can view them at the Snohomish County Main Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Snohomish County Main Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must promise to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right 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 go back to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount set so you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Snohomish County Main Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Snohomish County Main Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, 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 a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 425-388-3395

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Snohomish County Main Jail
3025 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Snohomish County Main Jail
3025 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the the Snohomish County Main Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster 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 a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Snohomish County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the Washington State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Washington.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Snohomish County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Snohomish County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. 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 related to your case are available at Snohomish County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your 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 magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but remember that you can’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not discover if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Snohomish County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Snohomish County,the Snohomish County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Snohomish County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Snohomish County Main 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 Snohomish County Main 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is likely to change, so visit the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Snohomish County Main Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Snohomish County Main 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 Snohomish County Main 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 spent any time in Snohomish County Main Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone at Snohomish County Main Jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    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? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Stabby Rocks says:

    Being in snohomishbcounty jail is crazy! There have been 10 deaths in four years !!
    People should be aware of this fact
    Thank you

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