Carlton County Jail – Carlton, MN

Carlton County Jail is located in Carlton County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Carlton County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything you might want to know about Carlton County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Carlton County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Carlton County Jail
317 Walnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218-384-4560
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Carlton County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Carlton County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be at another jail you will want to check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Carlton County Jail prisoners can be searched online, or you can see them in person at the Carlton County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken off of the Carlton County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Carlton County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You must call the Carlton County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your 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:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help others get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be released. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone calls may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 218-384-4560

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Carlton County Jail:

Carlton County Jail
317 Walnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Carlton County Jail
317 Walnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718


The inmate mail policy at Carlton County Jail changes, so be sure to check the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Carlton County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. They do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to get a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you will have to go to the Carlton County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Carlton County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not get the street address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You are able to access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Carlton County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the Carlton County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Carlton County,the Carlton County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Carlton County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get a wake-up alarm at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Carlton 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 Carlton 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 rules for sending money to inmates can change, so you should check the the Carlton County Jail website when send funds to someone in jail 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Carlton County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Carlton 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 Carlton 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:

    • 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 anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Carlton County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to talk to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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  1. Luke Johnson says:

    I’ve been to carlton county jail a number of times. Its definately not a place you wanna do time. unless you are on good terms wuyh the guards the intake process is extremely long. I’ve waited 7 hours ny first time, 5 hours my second time, and my third time I was booked in right away only because I know and am on good terms with majority of the jail staff. This jail is extremely dirty, unsanitary, #and very very small. You don’t get any sun light in 2 of the blocks. In all of the others you get a ring bit because the windows are tiny slits in the walls and they are blurred out thebmattreses are from 1980 (when it was built.) the canteen sucks, library sucks, and the best block to be in is 7 or 6. Most of the guards are pretty legit and straight forward the coolest are dustin, mike, Travis, lacy, Dave, Kami, and Melissa the worst would have to be steph (who is a sargent), vinnie, lacy and mark. We have cartoon names for most of the bad guards such as big bird for steph, bobby hill for mark, and #2 pencil for vinnie. Hence the name cartoon county. So all in all this jail is HELL on earth. oh and don’t plan on getting any medical or dentala assistance there cause they don’t give a shit about it. I got a bacterial rash the second time there and they would not allow Mr to see a doctor. I also needed to get a couple of teeth pulled my third time and they wouldn’t allow me to go the the dentist so I had to suffer for 4 months until I was released.

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