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Cowlitz County Jail Information
1935 1st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 577-3094
The Cowlitz County Jail is located at 1935 1st Avenue in Longview, WA and is a medium security county jail operated by the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you info about everything you might want to know about the Cowlitz County Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Cowlitz County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much more.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might help others would be much appreciated.
Cowlitz County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to find out where they are? Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to see who is in jail at the Cowlitz County Jail you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Cowlitz County Jail Inmate Roster has information about people currently in custody, which includes custody status, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
Cowlitz County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Cowlitz County Jail takes you through these steps:
You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
First, you will answer a number of questions, such as what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
You will be allowed to use the phone to call family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will be released. It also depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will get 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 released that morning.
Cowlitz County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s name to the Cowlitz County Jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to call the facility at (360) 577-3094 before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
|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|
In order to visit someone at the Cowlitz County Jail you must be on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to take your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones are allowed at Cowlitz County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anyone parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age 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 younger than 18 years of age 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 in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Cowlitz County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz County Jail:
Cowlitz County Jail
1935 1st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cowlitz County Jail
1935 1st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
The Cowlitz County Jail mail policy changes often, so double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz 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 believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Cowlitz County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Cowlitz County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Cowlitz County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes, drug offenses such as possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail change frequently, so you should visit the Cowlitz County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (360) 577-3094 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 Cowlitz County Jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will most likely need 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 inmates can purchase if they have money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as personal hygiene products such as 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
The only phone calls that Cowlitz County Jail inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely.
Phone Number: (360) 577-3094
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they operate, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls are shared 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 Cowlitz County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. The following 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 the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails figuring out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we will not be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their inmate calling prices so high that nobody can save you money.
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