Clatsop County Detention Center – Astoria, OR

Clatsop County Detention Center is located in Clatsop County, OR and is the jail for that region. Looking for someone in jail at Clatsop County Detention Center? This site will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Clatsop County Detention Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Clatsop County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Clatsop County Detention Center
636 Duane St.
Astoria, OR 97103

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (503) 325-8641
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Clatsop County Detention Center you have to go to their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Clatsop County Detention Center Inmate Locator is a list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info for anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you will want to look here, too: Oregon Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Clatsop County Detention Center. When viewing online you will have to enter their name, and a booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Clatsop County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, inmates at Clatsop County Detention Center will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay 10 percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s really easy. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Clatsop County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Get Out For 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 jail intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, like your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Clatsop County Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so you should review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Clatsop County Detention Center phone number is: (503) 325-8641

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Clatsop County Detention Center, use this address:

Clatsop County Detention Center
636 Duane St.
Astoria, OR 97103

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clatsop County Detention Center
636 Duane St.
Astoria, OR 97103


The Clatsop County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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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 a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, read: How to Find an Attorney in Clatsop County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at Clatsop County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Clatsop County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to go to the Clatsop County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Clatsop County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Clatsop County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if that person had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Clatsop County, the Clatsop County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Clatsop County Detention Center is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have 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 Clatsop County Detention 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 Clatsop County Detention 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 rules for sending money to inmates can change, so be sure to review the official Clatsop County Detention Center site before 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clatsop County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clatsop County Detention 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 Clatsop County Detention 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 Driver’s 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 Clatsop County Detention Center? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Clatsop County Detention Center?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Clatsop County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Clatsop County Detention Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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