Pacific County Jail is in Pacific County, Washington and is the main correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone in jail at Pacific County Jail? This page gives you about anything related to Pacific County Jail: Find an inmate at Pacific County Jail. How to view Pacific County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Pacific County court information. And much, much more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.
Pacific County Jail
300 Memorial Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (360) 642-9395
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To look up who’s in jail at Pacific County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.
The Pacific County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you can get information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you will want to check our Washington county jail guide: Washington County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or intake photo, is a photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Pacific County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Pacific County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Pacific County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.
In most cases, a prisoner in the Pacific County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.
To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you make a phone call to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Pacific County Jail change often, so we suggest that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (360) 642-9395
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Pacific County Jail is:
Pacific County Jail
300 Memorial Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Pacific County Jail
300 Memorial Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
The inmate mail policy at Pacific County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to review the the Pacific County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When 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 a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘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 lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Pacific County 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 when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are maintained at Pacific County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are all costs 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 can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do many different things, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can request to receive your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to go to jail to do your time.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Their name.
- Their booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Pacific County court website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear 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 Pacific County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can access 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 listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information online, but remember that you won’t see the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Pacific County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if that person had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conditions in Pacific County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To find this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pacific County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Pacific County Jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Pacific 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 Pacific 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 money to inmates at Pacific County Jail can change, so you should check the official website 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.
News and Media
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Types of Jobs at Pacific County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pacific 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 spent any time in Pacific County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
If so, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so others will know what to expect.
What to include in the review:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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