Yakima Department Of Corrections – Yakima, WA

Yakima Department Of Corrections is in Yakima County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know someone locked up at Yakima Department Of Corrections? This page will tell you information about everything related to Yakima Department Of Corrections,like: Find an inmate at Yakima Department Of Corrections. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Yakima Department Of Corrections
111 N Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 509-574-1700
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Yakima Department Of Corrections you will need to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Yakima Department Of Corrections Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Washington county jails in our Washington County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Yakima Department Of Corrections inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Yakima Department Of Corrections. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their full name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Yakima Department Of Corrections site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and until that day you are not permitted to go out of town.

Typically, prisoners in the Yakima Department Of Corrections can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will not get their 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 Yakima Department Of Corrections. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Yakima Department Of Corrections website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Yakima Department Of Corrections

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 509-574-1700

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Yakima Department Of Corrections:

Yakima Department Of Corrections
111 N Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yakima Department Of Corrections
111 N Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901


The Yakima Department Of Corrections mail policy changes, so check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Washington State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and all documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Yakima County magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Yakima County court 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. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on either a national or 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 view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t find the actual address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Yakima County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Yakima County,the Yakima County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Yakima County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Yakima County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Yakima Department Of Corrections, 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 Yakima Department Of Corrections 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 inmates at Yakima Department Of Corrections might change, so you should visit the the Yakima Department Of Corrections website when 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Yakima Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Yakima Department Of Corrections, 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 Yakima Department Of Corrections

    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 Yakima Department Of Corrections? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Yakima Department Of Corrections.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Yakima Department Of Corrections Link
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Inmate Search Link
    View Yakima Department Of Corrections Mugshots
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Bail Link

    Yakima Department Of Corrections Visitation Procedures
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Yakima Department Of Corrections
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Warrant Inquiry
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Yakima Department Of Corrections
    Yakima Department Of Corrections Jobs


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