Lake County Jail is located in Lake County, OR and is the primary jail for this county. Do you know somebody in Lake County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything related to Lake County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Lake County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…
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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is appreciated.
Lake County Jail
513 Center Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 541-947-6027
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who’s in jail at Lake County Jail you have to visit their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Lake County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member is at a different jail you should check our Oregon county jail guide: Oregon Jails
A mugshot, or jail intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are on file.
Mugshotes of Lake County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Lake County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Lake County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might 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 of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that day you are not permitted to leave town.
Usually, inmates in the Lake County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Lake County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, its simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you will have to answer some questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if a judge has to figure out your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
Inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or cut altogether.
The Lake County Jail phone number is: 541-947-6027
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lake County Jail, use this address:
Lake County Jail
513 Center Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Lake County Jail
513 Center Street
Lakeview, OR 97630
The mail policy at Lake County Jail changes, so you should review the the Lake County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Lake County. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
To read more about this subject, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Lake County
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to 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
A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your court case are held at the Lake County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To find this out you will have to visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Lake County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, but only the block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the Lake County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if someone has had any:
- Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
- 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 Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To get driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lake County,the Lake County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Lake County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Lake 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 Lake 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 procedure to send funds to Lake County Jail inmates is always changing, so check the the Lake County Jail website before send money to someone in jail there.
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 Lake County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake 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.
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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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 been locked up in Lake County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Lake County Jail?
If you have, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?
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