Clallam County Corrections Facility – Port Angeles, WA

Clallam County Corrections Facility is in Clallam County, Washington and is the jail for this county. Looking for somebody in Clallam County Corrections Facility? This guide will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Clallam County Corrections Facilitysuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Clallam County Corrections Facility intake procedures. Court records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clallam County Corrections Facility
223 East 4Th St
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 360-417-2268
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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 locate them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Clallam County Corrections Facility you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Clallam County Corrections Facility Inmate Locator is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information faster if you have your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Washington county jail guide: Washington Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Clallam County Corrections Facility prisoners can be searched on the Clallam County Corrections Facility website, or you can go in person to the Clallam County Corrections Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Clallam County Corrections Facility website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, an inmate are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail every day after work, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Clallam County Corrections Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Clallam County Corrections Facility frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 360-417-2268

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read by the jail staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Clallam County Corrections Facility:

Clallam County Corrections Facility
223 East 4Th St
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clallam County Corrections Facility
223 East 4Th St
Port Angeles, WA 98362


The Clallam County Corrections Facility mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Clallam County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clallam County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Clallam County magistrate is the judge who presides over your court case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to ask to get your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

To do so, just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail 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 think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check court records online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Clallam County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Clallam County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee 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 they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clallam County,the Clallam County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Clallam County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Clallam County Corrections Facility, 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 Clallam County Corrections Facility 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 inmates at Clallam County Corrections Facility could change, so you should check the site when you send any money.

    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 Clallam County Corrections Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clallam County Corrections Facility, 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 Clallam County Corrections Facility

    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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in your review:

    • Conditions in Clallam County Corrections Facility.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Write your message below.

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