Jackson County Jail is located in Jackson County, OR and is the main correctional facility for the county. Are you looking for somebody in Jackson County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Jackson County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail? How to view Jackson County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Jackson County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.
Jackson County Jail
787 W 8Th Street
Medford, OR 97501
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you need to find them?
To look up who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Jackson County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file.
Mugshots of Jackson County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Jackson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Jackson County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.
Typically, inmates will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Jackson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, 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.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Jackson County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID 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 discharged.
- They will let you use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process will take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Jackson County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.
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 typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 541-774-6850
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Jackson County Jail is:
Jackson County Jail
787 W 8Th Street
Medford, OR 97501
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jackson County Jail
787 W 8Th Street
Medford, OR 97501
The Jackson County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Jackson County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.
For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Jackson County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are public records. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Jackson County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?
To do this, you will have to access the jail’s website, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t see the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if someone has had any:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Jackson County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Jackson County, the Jackson County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Jackson County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Jackson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Jackson 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 rules for sending funds to Jackson County Jail inmates changes, so it would be best to check the site before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Jackson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at Jackson County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?
If so, then you should write a review about it. Write about your jail experience because other people will know what to expect.
Things you can write in the review:
Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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