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Port Townsend Police Jail Information
607 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368-5726
The Port Townsend Police Jail is located at 607 Water Street in Port Townsend, WA and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Port Townsend Police Department.This site tells you info about everything a person needs to know about the Port Townsend Police Jail, like how to locate an inmate, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures and booking, court information and records, and lots more.
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The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others will be welcome.
Port Townsend Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to find them? Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
To see who’s in jail at the Port Townsend Police Jail you will have to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Port Townsend Police Jail Inmate Lookup is a roster of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, and schedule for visitation. You can also get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Port Townsend Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Port Townsend Police Jail takes you through these steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and mental history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to contact a family member, friend, or loved-on.
If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.
Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it will depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Port Townsend Police Jail Visitation
Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Port Townsend Police Jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so you should call the official Port Townsend Police Jail at 360-385-2322 before you go to the jail to visit.
|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 Port Townsend Police Jail you have to first be added to the inmate’s visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID with you to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter.
No mobile phones at Port Townsend Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anybody under must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before visiting. Such visitation is not approved.
If the 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 the visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to 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 Port Townsend Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Port Townsend Police 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.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Port Townsend Police Jail is:
Port Townsend Police Jail
607 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368-5726
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Port Townsend Police Jail
607 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368-5726
The inmate mail policy at the Port Townsend Police Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Port Townsend Police 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 Port Townsend Police 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 for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Jefferson County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Jefferson County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Jefferson County Courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include, drug crimes like possession or trafficking, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send money to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to review the Port Townsend Police Jail website before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Port Townsend Police 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 Port Townsend Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 360-385-2322 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 Port Townsend Police Jail store. An inmate can purchase a number of things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably need to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that inmates can buy if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to 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
All phone calls from the Port Townsend Police Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically pricier 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 you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: 360-385-2322
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at each facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control the prices. The money these phone service providers make from all phone calls that inmates make 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 Port Townsend Police Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: 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 is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date 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 a lot of money on inmate phone calls. There are some circumstances where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the facility has set their phone call rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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