Anoka County Jail – Anoka, MN

Anoka County Jail is located in Anoka County, MN and is the main correctional facility for the area. Looking for someone locked up in Anoka County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything related to Anoka County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that would help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Anoka County Jail
325 Jackson Street
Anoka, MN 55303

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (763) 323-5100
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to search who’s in jail at Anoka County Jail you will need to go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Anoka County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find the information fast if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another county jail you should check our Minnesota county jail guide: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Anoka County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Anoka County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Anoka County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Anoka County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s very simple to do. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Anoka County

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For 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 intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that will help other people make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to decide on your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a discharge date, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Anoka County Jail visitation procedures can change, so check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (763) 323-5100

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Anoka County Jail
325 Jackson Street
Anoka, MN 55303

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Anoka County Jail
325 Jackson Street
Anoka, MN 55303


The inmate mail policy at Anoka County Jail changes often, so be sure to visit the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Anoka County website, or by going to the Anoka County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Anoka County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Anoka County,the Anoka County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Anoka County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Anoka 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 Anoka 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 someone in jail might change, so it would be best to review the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Anoka County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Anoka 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 Anoka County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have 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 locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Anoka County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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