Media Access to Jail Inmates

The Sheriff's Office frequently receives requests from the media to interview jail inmates. Follow the process below to interview anyone in custody:

  1. Visit the "Inmate Finder" link on the Sheriff's Office home page to determine if the person you want to interview is in custody.
  2. If the subject is still in custody and has NOT been arraigned in court, then contact the Media Relations Unit to determine if the inmate will allow a media interview.
  3. If the inmate declines, no interview will take place, and the inmate will not be asked a second time.
  4. If the inmate has already been to court and/or already retained an attorney, we will not allow an interview to take place without the inmate's attorney's written consent.

Please contact the Media Relations Unit if you have any questions about the process.

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