Lincoln County Jail – Newport, OR

Lincoln County Jail is in Lincoln County, OR and is the primary jail for this area. Looking for someone locked up at Lincoln County Jail? This page tells you info about everything you might need to know about Lincoln County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Lincoln County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lincoln County Jail
251 W Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 541-265-4277
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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 need to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who is in jail at Lincoln County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Lincoln County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get the same information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should check our guide to other Oregon jails: Oregon County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Lincoln County Jail website, or you can see them at the Lincoln County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Lincoln County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you could get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Lincoln County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Lincoln County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • 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 a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Lincoln County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the jail site before you go.

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 . These phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Lincoln County Jail phone number is: 541-265-4277

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Lincoln County Jail:

Lincoln County Jail
251 W Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lincoln County Jail
251 W Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365


The Lincoln County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in Lincoln County. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a case file with a docket and each of the documents filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are available at Lincoln County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you should query the Lincoln County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Lincoln County jail website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not find the precise address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lincoln County, the Lincoln County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Lincoln County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 inmates at Lincoln County Jail might change, so it would be best to check the official Lincoln County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lincoln County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 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 incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Lincoln County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Lincoln County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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