Colusa County Jail – Colusa, CA

Colusa County Jail is in Colusa County, CA and is the primary jail for this region. Looking for somebody at Colusa County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything you might want to know about Colusa County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Colusa County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to offer information and tips that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge St.
Colusa, CA 95932

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Colusa County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Colusa County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information on anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got their name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can check the other California county jails in our California County Jail Guide: California County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found online, or you can see them at the Colusa County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Colusa County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Bail Schedule

In California the amount of bail you pay is pre-determined using by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the final word on how much your bail will be. The bail schedule includes every crime included in state law and the specific bail amount for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a telephone 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 get to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that might help other people that get arrested get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, 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 official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Colusa County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so you should double-check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates is opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Colusa County Jail, use this address:

Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge St.
Colusa, CA 95932

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Colusa County Jail
929 Bridge St.
Colusa, CA 95932


The Colusa County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which 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 get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Colusa County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Colusa County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at the Colusa County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Colusa County Courthouse and inquire, 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 may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are 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:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Colusa County,the Colusa County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Colusa County Jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Colusa 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 Colusa 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 process for sending money to someone in jail is likely to change, so review the the Colusa County Jail website when you send any money.

    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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Colusa County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Colusa 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 Colusa County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Colusa County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Colusa County Jail

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