Skamania County Jail is located in Skamania County, WA and is the correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone at Skamania County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything related to Skamania County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Skamania County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and want to locate them?
Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?
To search who is in jail at Skamania County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate lookup.
The Skamania County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find information on anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If your friend or family member is in another county jail you should look here: Washington County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.
Mugshotes of Skamania County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Skamania County Jail website, or you can see them at the Skamania County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the person’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Skamania County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the area.
In most cases, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like 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 jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its really easy. First, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will request to use your assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Skamania County Jail
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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
- Released On House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process includes each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- First, must answer a bunch of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, like your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Skamania County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot 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 that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by staff, and will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Skamania County Jail:
Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648
The inmate mail policy at Skamania County Jail changes often, so double check the official website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more info on this, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Skamania County
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are members of the Washington State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Washington.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the Skamania County website, or by going to the Skamania 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 the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Skamania County magistrate is the person that rules over your case. They do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind that you should request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
You can you will have to access the Skamania County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Approximate booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Skamania County jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Skamania County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you can’t find the street address, but only the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:
- Drug crimes.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding tickets.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To search for driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Skamania County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story may make it easier for others.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Skamania County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Skamania County Jail is very scary, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have 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 Skamania 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 Skamania 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 rules for sending funds to people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send any money.
The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.
You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.
Pods / The Yard
The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.
As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Skamania County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Skamania 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 incarcerated in Skamania County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people will know what to expect.
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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? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Skamania County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?
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