Lake County Correctional Facility – Lakeport, CA

Lake County Correctional Facility is located in Lake County, California and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know somebody in jail at Lake County Correctional Facility? This site will tell you information about everything related to Lake County Correctional Facility,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Lake County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Lake County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lake County Correctional Facility
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

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

Inmate Search

The Lake County Correctional Facility Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information about anyone processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you should look here: Other County Jails in California


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Lake County Correctional Facility prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Lake County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you need to enter their first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Lake County Correctional Facility site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, 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

Naturally, if you’re locked up, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate at Lake County Correctional Facility are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Lake County Correctional Facility. If know the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Lake County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released to your care. 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 should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Lake County Correctional Facility

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Bail Schedule

In California your bail is pre-determined using by the California Felony Bail Schedule, but keep in mind, though, the magistrate or judge has the last word on where your bail is set. The bail schedule lists every crime included in state law and the exact bail you will have to pay for each one.

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

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 . Jail phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Lake County Correctional Facility phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Lake County Correctional Facility, use this address:

Lake County Correctional Facility
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lake County Correctional Facility
4913 Helbush Drive
Lakeport, CA 95453


The mail policy changes often, so be sure to check the official website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the court system. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in your case. You can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Lake County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Lake County court magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve 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 been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Lake County court website or 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 one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those 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 keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, just the 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 case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Lake County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Lake County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

During a criminal records search, you won’t be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Lake County,the Lake County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    Lake County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Lake County Correctional Facility is very scary, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work 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 Lake County Correctional Facility, 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 Lake County Correctional Facility 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 someone in jail changes, so you should check the official 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 Lake County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lake County Correctional Facility, 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 Lake County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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