Cass County Jail – Walker, MN

Cass County Jail is located in Cass County and is the jail for this region. Looking for somebody at Cass County Jail? This page gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Cass County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Cass County Jail. How to view Cass County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Cass County Jail
303 Minnesota Avenue W
Walker, MN 56484

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 218-547-1424
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Cass County Jail you should click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Cass County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is at another county jail you should look here: Minnesota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Cass County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Cass County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Cass County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not travel out of the county.

Typically, an inmate at Cass County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

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

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Cass County Jail

Have you ever hired a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, must answer some questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
The Cass County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official site before you try to go to visitation.

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 . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 218-547-1424

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Cass County Jail:

Cass County Jail
303 Minnesota Avenue W
Walker, MN 56484

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cass County Jail
303 Minnesota Avenue W
Walker, MN 56484


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the the Cass County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the complicated court system in Cass County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the Cass County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Cass County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records associated with your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to visit the Cass County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not see the street address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the Cass County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many 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

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cass County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Cass County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Cass County jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work 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 Cass 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 Cass 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 money to Cass County Jail inmates changes, so we suggest that you double check the official Cass County Jail site before you send any money.

    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 Cass County Jail

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

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Cass County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Cass County Jail Link
    Cass County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Cass County Jail Mugshots
    Cass County Jail Bail Link

    Cass County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Cass County Jail Jail Mail Policy Link
    Find an inmate at Cass County Jail
    Cass County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Cass County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Send Money to an Inmate at Cass County Jail
    Cass County Jail Jobs


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