Crow Wing County Jail – Brainerd, MN

Crow Wing County Jail is located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota and is the correctional facility for this region. Do you know somebody in Crow Wing County Jail? This page gives you all about anything you might want to know about Crow Wing County Jail: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Crow Wing County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Crow Wing County Jail
313 Laurel St.
Brainerd, MN 56401

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (218) 822-7050
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who is in jail at Crow Wing County Jail you should click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Crow Wing County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find the information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another jail you should look here, too: Other County Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crow Wing County Jail inmates can be found on the Crow Wing County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Crow Wing County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Crow Wing County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Crow Wing County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Crow Wing County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Crow Wing County Jail

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that might help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there may 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 they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the log for the inmate. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Crow Wing County Jail can change, so make sure that you double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Crow Wing County Jail phone number is: (218) 822-7050

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Crow Wing County Jail
313 Laurel St.
Brainerd, MN 56401

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crow Wing County Jail
313 Laurel St.
Brainerd, MN 56401


The mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Crow Wing County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever 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 are comprised of a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Crow Wing County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Crow Wing County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Crow Wing County court website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but you should know that you can’t find the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if that person had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Crow Wing County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Crow Wing 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 Crow Wing 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 could change, so be sure to double check the site when you send any funds.

    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 Crow Wing County Jail

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

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Crow Wing County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in 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 meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Crow Wing County Jail


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