Washington County Jail is located in Washington County, OR and is the main correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Washington County Jail? This page gives you information about anything related to Washington County Jail: Find an inmate at Washington County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.
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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Washington County Jail
215 Sw Adams, Ms 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 503-846-6366
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Washington County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.
The Washington County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for might be at a different jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Oregon
A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be kept on file.
Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Washington County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Washington County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For a more in-depth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail will be decided by the 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 of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the area.
Usually, prisoners at Washington County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move into 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 you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Washington County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Washington County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Washington County
Have you ever used a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out for you.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you will answer a number of questions, such as what your legal name is, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- They will allow you to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, 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 know the release date, you should plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Washington County Jail can change, so make sure that you check the official Washington County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
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 . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.
The Washington County Jail phone number is: 503-846-6366
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Washington County Jail:
Washington County Jail
215 Sw Adams, Ms 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Washington County Jail
215 Sw Adams, Ms 32
Hillsboro, OR 97123
The mail policy is always changing, so you should visit the official Washington County Jail site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system in Washington County. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.
To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?
Washington County court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a case file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the judge who presides on your court case. They do many different things, which include determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. 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 receive a date that you are supposed to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Washington County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:
- DWI or DUI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you won’t find out if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Other 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.
- 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.
- 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 facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Washington County, the Washington County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Washington County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 jail inmates can change, so you should check the official Washington County Jail site 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 Washington County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Washington 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.
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