Kittitas County Corrections Center – Ellensburg, WA

Kittitas County Corrections Center is in Kittitas County, WA and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know somebody at Kittitas County Corrections Center? This page tells you about everything a person needs to know about Kittitas County Corrections Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Kittitas County Corrections Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Kittitas County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and tips that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that could be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kittitas County Corrections Center
205 West 5Th, Ste.1
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Kittitas County Corrections Center you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kittitas County Corrections Center Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can also find information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should look here: List of all jails in Washington


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Kittitas County Corrections Center inmates are online, or you can see them at the Kittitas County Corrections Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Kittitas County Corrections Center website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may 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 do bail out you must promise to show up for court, and until then you must not go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate in the Kittitas County Corrections Center will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail every day after work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

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 have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that might help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kittitas County Corrections Center:

Kittitas County Corrections Center
205 West 5Th, Ste.1
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kittitas County Corrections Center
205 West 5Th, Ste.1
Ellensburg, WA 98926


The Kittitas County Corrections Center inmate mail policy changes, so check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records relating to your case are kept at Kittitas County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Kittitas County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim. Remember that you should request to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered 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 offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records online, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Kittitas County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can 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 Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not find if that person has had:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Kittitas County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kittitas County,the Kittitas 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 Kittitas County Corrections Center is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Kittitas County Corrections Center, 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 Kittitas County Corrections Center 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 funds to someone in jail changes, so visit the site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kittitas County Corrections Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kittitas County Corrections Center, 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 Kittitas County Corrections Center

    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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Kittitas County Corrections Center? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to find out how to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Kittitas County Corrections Center


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  1. shelia s. says:

    This jail has gotta be the worst ever, for starters they lock u down for 23 hrs outta the day and if u do get out of your cell they pretty much never do check in on people but maybe 1 time a day . They don’t want u to ring the door bell thingy in the cell unless there is a medical emergency and never even help the people who request it. Instead they place people in a holding tank until they get sick of asking for help. Even pregnant women. They are really ridiculous here.

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