Linn County Jail – Albany, OR

Linn County Jail is located in Linn County and is the correctional facility for this region. Looking for somebody at Linn County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything related to Linn County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Linn County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Linn County Jail
1115 Jackson St Se
Albany, OR 97322

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To search who’s in jail at Linn County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Linn County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Oregon county jails in our Oregon County Jail Guide: Oregon County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen online, or you can view them at the Linn County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the inmate’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Linn County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not leave the area.

Typically, inmates at Linn County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you may get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set so you are able to be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Linn County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Linn County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Linn County Jail

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us things that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Linn County Jail frequently change, so check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more costly 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 you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Linn County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Linn County Jail is:

Linn County Jail
1115 Jackson St Se
Albany, OR 97322

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Linn County Jail
1115 Jackson St Se
Albany, OR 97322


The Linn County Jail mail policy can change, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Linn County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket and all of the documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just access the Linn County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Linn County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Linn County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:

    Linn County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Linn County Jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Linn County Jail, 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 Linn 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 process for sending funds to inmates can change, so double check the official Linn County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Linn County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Linn 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.

    Apply for a Job at Linn County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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