Woodward County Jail is located in Woodward County, Oklahoma and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody locked up at Woodward County Jail? This site gives you about everything you might want to know about Woodward County Jail: Find an inmate at Woodward County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give advice and information that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Woodward County Jail
1600 Main Street Ste 1
Woodward, OK 73801
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?
Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?
In order to find out who’s in jail at Woodward County Jail you need to visit their web site and do an inmate search.
The Woodward County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information about anyone processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check the other Oklahoma county jails in our Oklahoma County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Oklahoma
A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.
Mugshots of Woodward County Jail inmates can be searched on the Woodward County Jail website, or you can see them at the Woodward County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the inmate’s name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Woodward 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’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.
For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.
Typically, an inmate in the Woodward County Jail can earn 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 allowed to do work release. You will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Woodward County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Woodward County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, 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 accept checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Released On House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. It also will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if a judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the official Woodward County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
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 generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Woodward County Jail:
Woodward County Jail
1600 Main Street Ste 1
Woodward, OK 73801
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Woodward County Jail
1600 Main Street Ste 1
Woodward, OK 73801
The inmate mail policy at Woodward County Jail changes often, so you should check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Woodward County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the website, or at the Woodward County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.
Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.
The magistrate is the person who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to visit the Woodward County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Woodward County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Woodward County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you can’t find the precise address, rather the address block that they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- 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 Drivers 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 Woodward County Jail.
- Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- Inmate safety
- Gang activity
- Inmate activities and programs
To find driving histories, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.
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Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Woodward County,the Woodward County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in the Woodward County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following 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 Woodward 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 Woodward 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 inmates changes, so we suggest that you visit the official website when 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 Woodward County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Woodward 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 been a prisoner in Woodward County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?
If yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Woodward County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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