Booking desk in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility


When a person is arrested and brought to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, they must go through the booking process.
  1. Medical Questions & Search
  2. Booking Area
  3. Photograph & Fingerprinting
  4. Changing Room
  5. Court

Medical Questions and Search

The first step in the process is a medical questionnaire form. The person will be asked a series of medical questions by medical staff to ensure that they are not sick or injured. The person is searched by correctional staff for weapons and contraband.  During this search, the handcuffs are removed and the person removes excess clothing leaving a single layer of outer garments. His/her personal property and extra clothing are put  into a storage bin for safe keeping. The person will next be asked a series of questions required to book the person into the facility.

Note: The booking process can take several hours depending on the workload of the staff. Bail and booking information may not be available until a person is completely entered into our computer system.