Thurston County Corrections Facility – Olympia, WA

Thurston County Corrections Facility is located in Thurston County, Washington and is the main jail for the area. Know someone locked up in Thurston County Corrections Facility? This page gives you all about anything one might want to know about Thurston County Corrections Facility,like: Find an inmate at Thurston County Corrections Facility. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Thurston County Corrections Facility intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of 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 offer information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Thurston County Corrections Facility
2000 Lakeridge Drive Sw
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (360) 786-5510
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Thurston County Corrections Facility you should click on their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Thurston County Corrections Facility Inmate Search is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get info for anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find the information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you will want to look here: Washington County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the Thurston County Corrections Facility website, or you can see them at the Thurston County Corrections Facility. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Thurston County Corrections Facility site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would 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 many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you must not go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set before you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Thurston County Corrections Facility. If you have all the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can 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 a fun thing, but usually, its easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate has to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Thurston County Corrections Facility frequently change, so you should double-check the official Thurston County Corrections Facility jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (360) 786-5510

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Thurston County Corrections Facility, use this address:

Thurston County Corrections Facility
2000 Lakeridge Drive Sw
Olympia, WA 98502

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Thurston County Corrections Facility
2000 Lakeridge Drive Sw
Olympia, WA 98502


The inmate mail policy at Thurston County Corrections Facility changes, so visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Thurston County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at Thurston County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be 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 these offenders online, but you should know that you won’t get the actual address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the internet, or at the Thurston County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Thurston County,the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Thurston County Corrections Facility is very scary, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Thurston 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 Thurston 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Thurston County Corrections Facility could change, so be sure to double check the site when send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Thurston County Corrections Facility

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Don B says:

    Whats up bro! Keep your head up! Hey whats the biller code for moneygram?

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