Klickitat County Jail – Goldendale, WA

Klickitat County Jail is located in Klickitat County, WA and is the correctional facility for the area. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Klickitat County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Klickitat County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Klickitat County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Klickitat County Jail
205 S Columbus Ave
Goldendale, WA 98620

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 509 773-4455
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Klickitat County Jail you should go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Klickitat County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be at another jail you should check our guide to other Washington jails: Washington Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Klickitat County Jail inmates can be searched on the Klickitat County Jail website, or you can view them at the Klickitat County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Klickitat County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will 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 getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, 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’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount all depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, 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
  • Time Served
  • Be Released 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 these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you have any secrets that might help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Klickitat County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official 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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden.

Phone Number: 509 773-4455

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Klickitat County Jail is:

Klickitat County Jail
205 S Columbus Ave
Goldendale, WA 98620

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Klickitat County Jail
205 S Columbus Ave
Goldendale, WA 98620


The mail policy changes often, so double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records with the Klickitat County website, or by going to the Klickitat County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Klickitat County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the Klickitat County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Klickitat County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you need to visit the Klickitat County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t see the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in your court case. You can access 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 a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Klickitat County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the Klickitat County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Klickitat County,the Klickitat County 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 serving a jail sentence in the Klickitat County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Klickitat 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 Klickitat 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 money to Klickitat County Jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Klickitat County Jail

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

    • 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 been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Klickitat County Jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? 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? Want to say wassup to a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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