Yavapai County Jail – Camp Verde, AZ

Yavapai County Jail is located in Yavapai County and is the correctional facility for that region. Do you know somebody in jail at Yavapai County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Yavapai County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Yavapai County Jail? How to view Yavapai County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Yavapai County Jail intake procedures. Yavapai County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to offer information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Yavapai County Jail
2830 Commonwealth Drive #105
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (928) 567-7734
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Yavapai County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Yavapai County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information on anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find their inmate information quicker if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Arizona county jail guide: Other County Jails in Arizona


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Yavapai County Jail inmates can be searched on the Yavapai County Jail website, or you can view them at the Yavapai County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Yavapai County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail 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 Yavapai County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street 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 you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process can take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (928) 567-7734

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Yavapai County Jail is:

Yavapai County Jail
2830 Commonwealth Drive #105
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yavapai County Jail
2830 Commonwealth Drive #105
Camp Verde, AZ 86322


The inmate mail policy at Yavapai County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access court records with 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 a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are kept at the Yavapai County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your court case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Yavapai County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, 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

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you should visit the Yavapai County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Yavapai County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Yavapai County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Yavapai County,the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Yavapai County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Yavapai County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Yavapai 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 Yavapai 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 process for sending money to inmates might change, so review the official Yavapai County Jail site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Yavapai County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Yavapai 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 Yavapai County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

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

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Yavapai County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people still locked up at Yavapai County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Yavapai County Jail Link
    Yavapai County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Yavapai County Jail Mugshots
    Yavapai County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Yavapai County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Yavapai County Jail Mail Policy
    Yavapai County Jail Inmate Inquiry Link
    Yavapai County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Yavapai County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Yavapai County Jail
    Yavapai County Jail Employment


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  1. Courtney says:

    From October 19, 2011 until January 23, 2012, I was a pretrial detainee at the Yavapai County Detention Center in Camp Verde, Arizona.

    The physical plant is eat off the floor clean throughout. Medical care, provided by a private medical care contractor far exceeds anything normally found in a detention facility of prison. With only a few excepts, the nursing staff is responsive and very concerned for prisoners’ health and well being.

    With that said, there are also several extremely dark sides to the Yavapai County Detention Center. First, is the policy and practice of conducting surprise physical assaults on pretrial detainee housing units, including those four units housing entirely nonviolent minimum security detainees. These are practice operations, not aimed at quelling any type of disturbance but, as some team members admit, they are conducted to intimidate through physical abuse and thereby prevent any disturbances. The assaults are extremely brutal, with officers leaping on the dining tables to scream abuses and aim laser sighted weapons on the detainees who have been thrown by force to the concrete floor. During these activities other officers enter the individual living cells and deliberately destroy inmate property, slinging letters, legal documents, family photographs and purchased commissary items in all directions and a large pile in the center of the room.

    The facility was contacted by a Phoenix television station about reports of prisoners being seriously injured during a mid January of 2012 assault. The administration made up a story that the operation was a one time affair conducted in response to a tip about weapons being present in the 4-O minimum security housing unit. One pretrail detainee’s artificial knees had been seriously damaged by an officer. No weapons were found and the injured prisoner was left to stagger, limp and stumble around in severe pain for weeks (until he was, after a 9-month stay, suddenly released from custody).

    The second caution regards any detainee’s attempts to utilize and fully exhaust the established grievance procedure. The permanently assigned facility grievance officer will threaten dire consequences to any prisoner who attempts to appeal from that officer’s determination to the jail commander. The threat is made in company of the largest, most physically intimidating fellow officer.

    Specifically advised, in written form, of such conduct, the jail commander and county sheriff simply ignore the situation. 42 USC 1997e(A) requires that any claim of unconstitutional conduct by state actors be fully exhausted before presentation to a federal district court. It is very easy to understand: no grievance procedure exhaustion, no valid civil rights action. All of this is, of course, forbidden by the federal courts within the Ninth Circuit.

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