Chippewa County Jail – Montevideo, MN

Chippewa County Jail is located in Chippewa County, MN and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Chippewa County Jail? This site tells you about anything related to Chippewa County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Chippewa County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Chippewa County Jail
629 N 11Th Street, Suite 14
Montevideo, MN 56265

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 320-269-2121
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to locate them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to see who is in jail at Chippewa County Jail you will need to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Chippewa County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information about anybody processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be at another county jail you should check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: Minnesota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Chippewa County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Chippewa County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot erased from the Chippewa County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: 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 when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the Chippewa County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Chippewa County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. It also will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. This information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Chippewa County Jail visitation procedures can change, so we suggest that you review the official Chippewa County Jail jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: 320-269-2121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Chippewa County Jail
629 N 11Th Street, Suite 14
Montevideo, MN 56265

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chippewa County Jail
629 N 11Th Street, Suite 14
Montevideo, MN 56265


The Chippewa County Jail mail policy changes often, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about this subject, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Chippewa County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court records using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Chippewa County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are available at Chippewa County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Chippewa County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. They do several different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to query the Chippewa County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records via the internet, or at the Chippewa County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chippewa County,the Chippewa County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Chippewa County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat 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 Chippewa 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 Chippewa 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 funds to someone in jail at Chippewa County Jail could change, so be sure to double check the official 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chippewa County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chippewa 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 Chippewa 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Chippewa County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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