Walla Walla County Jail – Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla County Jail is located in Walla Walla County, Washington and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Know someone in jail at Walla Walla County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything related to Walla Walla County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Walla Walla County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Walla Walla County Jail
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (509) 524-5400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who’s in jail at Walla Walla County Jail you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Walla Walla County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get info on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you should check the other Washington county jails in our Washington County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Walla Walla County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Walla Walla County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Walla Walla County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Walla Walla County

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Walla Walla County Jail can change, so make sure that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. 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 must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Walla Walla County Jail phone number is: (509) 524-5400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Walla Walla County Jail
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Walla Walla County Jail
240 West Alder Street, First Floor
Walla Walla, WA 99362


The mail policy at Walla Walla County Jail can change, so double check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Walla Walla County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions in the case. You can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Walla Walla County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Walla Walla County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. 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, as well as their arrest date, contact the Walla Walla County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Walla Walla County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

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

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find if someone has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Walla Walla County,the Walla Walla County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Walla Walla County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site before you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Walla Walla County Jail

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

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 a prisoner at Walla Walla County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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