Douglas County Jail – Roseburg, OR

Douglas County Jail is located in Douglas County, Oregon and is the main correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Douglas County Jail? This site gives you all about everything one might want to know about Douglas County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Douglas County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Jail
County Justice Building
Roseburg, OR 97470

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 541-440-4440
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and need to find them?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Douglas County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Douglas County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can also get information about anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is the photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Douglas County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Douglas County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the 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

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

Usually, inmates in the Douglas County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Douglas County Jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Douglas County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail 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 you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. 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 to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Douglas County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Douglas County Jail phone number is: 541-440-4440

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and read by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Douglas County Jail
County Justice Building
Roseburg, OR 97470

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Jail
County Justice Building
Roseburg, OR 97470


The mail policy at Douglas County Jail changes often, so be sure to check the official Douglas County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the court system in Douglas County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Douglas County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Douglas County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online 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 the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Douglas County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to get the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in your case. You can access court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Douglas County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Douglas County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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 can change, so it would be best to double check the site before you send any funds.

    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 Douglas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Douglas 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 Douglas 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Douglas County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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