Okanogan County Corrections Center – Okanogan, WA

Okanogan County Corrections Center is located in Okanogan County, WA and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Know somebody in jail at Okanogan County Corrections Center? This site gives you information about anything you might need to know about Okanogan County Corrections Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Okanogan County Corrections Center. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Okanogan County Corrections Center intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give advice and information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Okanogan County Corrections Center
123 5Th Ave
Okanogan, WA 98840

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 509-422-7200
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Okanogan County Corrections Center you have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Okanogan County Corrections Center Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also get info on anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Washington jails: Washington County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking picture, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Okanogan County Corrections Center inmates can be found on the Okanogan County Corrections Center website, or you can go in person to the Okanogan County Corrections Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Okanogan County Corrections Center site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different 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

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and you can’t leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Okanogan County Corrections Center can earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. 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 no fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical 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 property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that could help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged takes between 30 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late. Only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 509-422-7200

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You should write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Okanogan County Corrections Center is:

Okanogan County Corrections Center
123 5Th Ave
Okanogan, WA 98840

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Okanogan County Corrections Center
123 5Th Ave
Okanogan, WA 98840


The mail policy at Okanogan County Corrections Center is always changing, so it would be best to double check the official Okanogan County Corrections Center site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Washington State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Okanogan County 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 have a court case file containing a docket and all documents in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at the Okanogan County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that rules on your case. They do many different things, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Okanogan County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. 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 first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Okanogan County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Okanogan County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not find the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Okanogan County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to the Okanogan County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t see if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Okanogan County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Okanogan County,the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Okanogan County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Okanogan County Corrections Center, 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 Okanogan County Corrections Center 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 Okanogan County Corrections Center inmates is always changing, so be sure to check the official Okanogan County Corrections Center site before 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 Okanogan County Corrections Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Okanogan County Corrections Center, 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 Okanogan County Corrections Center

    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 Okanogan County Corrections Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Okanogan County Corrections Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Okanogan County Corrections Center? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Okanogan County Corrections Center Link
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Inmate Search
    View Okanogan County Corrections Center Mugshots
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Bail Link

    Okanogan County Corrections Center Visitation
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Okanogan County Corrections Center
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Arrest Inquiry
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Okanogan County Corrections Center
    Okanogan County Corrections Center Jobs


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