Clearwater County Jail – Bagley, MN

Clearwater County Jail is located in Clearwater County, Minnesota and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody at Clearwater County Jail? This site tells you info about everything one might want to know about Clearwater County Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Clearwater County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give information you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Clearwater County Jail
213 Main Avenue North, Dept. 102
Bagley, MN 56621

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 218-694-6226
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Clearwater County Jail you will need to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Clearwater County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another jail you can look here, too: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the Clearwater County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Clearwater County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Clearwater County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, 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

Once you’re in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, inmates can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that 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 need to call the Clearwater County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy. To start with, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, must answer some simple questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you you will be given 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. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also will depend on if you have a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Clearwater County Jail change often, so it would be wise to check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

The Clearwater County Jail phone number is: 218-694-6226

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Clearwater County Jail is:

Clearwater County Jail
213 Main Avenue North, Dept. 102
Bagley, MN 56621

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Clearwater County Jail
213 Main Avenue North, Dept. 102
Bagley, MN 56621


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Clearwater County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Clearwater County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Clearwater County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the Minnesota State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Clearwater County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents and motions in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the Clearwater County website, or by going to the Clearwater County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records relating to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Clearwater County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case. They do many different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind that you should request to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can just visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the 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 , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at the Clearwater County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. 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 may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Clearwater County,the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Clearwater County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 is always changing, so be sure to review the the Clearwater County Jail website before you send money to an inmate 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Clearwater County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions in Clearwater County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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