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Adams County Jail Information
210 West Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
Phone: (509) 659-1122
The Adams County Jail is located at 210 West Broadway in Ritzville, WA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you info about anything related to the Adams County Jail, like how to locate an inmate at the Adams County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Adams County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them? Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Adams County Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Adams County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Adams County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Adams County Jail includes these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person, and also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
They will let you make a phone call to talk to a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Adams County Jail Visitation
Inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Adams County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you call the official Adams County Jail at (509) 659-1122 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
To visit someone at the Adams County Jail you have to be on this person’s approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your up to date government issued ID or valid driver’s license when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No phones are allowed at Adams County Jail, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not going to be approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and even magazines to an inmate at the Adams County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Adams County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Adams County Jail:
Adams County Jail
210 West Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Adams County Jail
210 West Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
The Adams County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Adams County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Adams County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Adams County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for DWI or DUI, drug Possession of drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes including assault, battery and murder, or theft, breaking and entering.
Money & Commissary
The rules for sending funds to inmates are always changing, so double check the Adams County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Adams County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Adams County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (509) 659-1122 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Adams County Jail store. You can buy several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Remember that you will probably want to use the commissary every day, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their trust account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Adams County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (509) 659-1122
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they get to set the prices. The profits these phone service providers make from all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Adams County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. These three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their calling prices so high that nobody will be able to save you money.
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