Faribault County Jail – Blue Earth, MN

Faribault County Jail is in Faribault County, Minnesota and is the jail for this region. Know someone in jail at Faribault County Jail? This guide will tell you information about everything you might want to know about Faribault County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Faribault County Jail. How to view Faribault County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and tips you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Faribault County Jail
320 Dr. H. Russ Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 507-526-5148
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to locate them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Faribault County Jail you should click on their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Faribault County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can also find info about anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: Minnesota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them at the Faribault County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot removed from the Faribault County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to travel out of the county.

Usually, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Faribault County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. First, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Faribault County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you know any tips that could help other people to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Faribault County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official Faribault County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Faribault County Jail phone number is: 507-526-5148

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in 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 read by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Faribault County Jail
320 Dr. H. Russ Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Faribault County Jail
320 Dr. H. Russ Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013


The inmate mail policy at Faribault County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Faribault County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

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

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your case are kept at the Faribault County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

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

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person 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 their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Faribault County,the Faribault County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Faribault County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. When you finish eating 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 Faribault 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 Faribault County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to people in jail can change, so be sure to check the official website before you send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Faribault County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Faribault 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 Faribault 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Faribault County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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