Spokane County Jail – Spokane, WA

Spokane County Jail is in Spokane County, Washington and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone at Spokane County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything a person needs to know about Spokane County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Spokane County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Spokane County Jail
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 509-477-2278
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who is in jail at Spokane County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Spokane County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you can look here, too: List of all jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshotes of Spokane County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Spokane County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Spokane County Jail site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, 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

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave the area.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Spokane County Jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Spokane County Jail

Have you ever hired a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate has to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items with you, such as your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 509-477-2278

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Spokane County Jail is:

Spokane County Jail
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Spokane County Jail
1100 West Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260


The inmate mail policy at Spokane County Jail changes, so you should double check the official Spokane County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are members of the Washington State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Spokane County court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Spokane County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at Spokane County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can 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, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Spokane County court website or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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 you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at the Spokane County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to the Spokane County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not see if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Spokane County,The Sheriff’s Department 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Spokane County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Spokane 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 Spokane County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send money 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 Spokane County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Spokane 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 Spokane County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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