Stevens County Jail – Colville, WA

Stevens County Jail is located in Stevens County, Washington and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone in jail at Stevens County Jail? This site gives you about anything a person needs to know about Stevens County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Stevens County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Stevens County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Stevens County Jail
P O Box 186
Colville, WA 99114-0186

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 509-684-5296
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To look up who’s in jail at Stevens County Jail you have to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Stevens County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in a different jail you should check the other Washington county jails in our Washington County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Stevens County Jail website, or you can see them at the Stevens County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Stevens County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Typically, inmates in the Stevens County Jail can earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Stevens County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. To start with, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Stevens County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get 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 allow you to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies change often, so make sure that you review the official Stevens County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you 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, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: 509-684-5296

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Stevens County Jail
P O Box 186
Colville, WA 99114-0186

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Stevens County Jail
P O Box 186
Colville, WA 99114-0186


The mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Stevens County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Stevens County court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and all of the documents and motions filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Stevens County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Stevens County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Stevens County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Stevens County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Stevens County jail is very scary, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Stevens 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 Stevens 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail at Stevens County Jail can change, so we suggest that you visit the official website when send money 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Stevens County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Stevens 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 Stevens 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 been locked up at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Stevens County Jail?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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