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Pend Oreille County Jail
331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156

(509) 447 -3151

The Pend Oreille County Jail is the main jail in Pend Oreille County Washington. While the police in the cities and towns in Pend Oreille County can arrest and detain offenders, the Pend Oreille County Jail is the facility that is accredited by Washington to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Pend Oreille County Jail, located at:
331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (509) 447 -3151.

The main reason that people call (509) 447 -3151 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Pend Oreille County Jail that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Pend Oreille County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Pend Oreille County Jail have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Pend Oreille County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Pend Oreille County Jail has approximately 620 bookings, with a daily average of 31 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 7.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Pend Oreille County Jail is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Pend Oreille County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Washington Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Pend Oreille County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Washington Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Pend Oreille County Jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How do Inmates in Pend Oreille County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Pend Oreille County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Register with CTEL, the phone system Pend Oreille County inmates must use.
  • Open an account, 
  • Fund your acount,
  • Find, and then sync with your inmate.

Rates

  • Rates cannot exceed $0.21 per minute for regular calls and $0.25 per minute for collect calls.
  • The minimum billable duration is one minute.
  • Billable time is measured and rounded to the next higher full minute. 
  • Phone calls are terminated if the called party does not accept the call charges.
  • Customers are not billed for a 'no response'. 

Transaction Fees:

  • If paying through the Customer Portal Website: $3.00 per transaction
  • If paying with the assistance of a live operator: $5.95 per transaction

Minimum Deposit Amount
There is a $25.00 minimum for the first deposit.

Customer Service
Monday - Friday 8-5 PM CST
800-583-9683 
Email: [email protected]

For full information about using CTEL to communicate by phone with your Pend Oreille County inmate, visit our Inmate Phone Page. You will find information about Inmate Phone schedules, rates, rules, policies, and tips. Please note that all of your phone calls will be recorderd and any information about your inmate's case that you speak about could be used against him in court. 


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Pend Oreille County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Pend Oreille County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Washington, then select Pend Oreille County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Pend Oreille County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Pend Oreille County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Pend Oreille County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Pend Oreille County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Washington, then select Pend Oreille County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Pend Oreille County Jail.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Pend Oreille County Jail

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Pend Oreille County Jail supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Pend Oreille County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Pend Oreille County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Pend Oreille County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Pend Oreille County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Washington Pend Oreille 31


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156


EMAIL

[email protected]


Pend Oreille County INMATE SEARCH OPTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington?
There are 31 inmates in the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Pend Oreille County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington every year?
In 2021, a total of 620 offenders were booked into the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail.

How many people work at the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington?
The Pend Oreille County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 7. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Washington law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Pend Oreille County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at (509) 447 -3151 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Washington prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Pend Oreille County Jail in Washington?
The Pend Oreille County Jail address and phone number is: 331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156. Their phone number is (509) 447 -3151. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Pend Oreille County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Pend Oreille County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Pend Oreille County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Pend Oreille County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Pend Oreille County Jail?
Call (509) 447 -3151 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Pend Oreille County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Pend Oreille County Jail.

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