Freeborn County Adult Detention Center – Albert Lea, MN

Freeborn County Adult Detention Center is located in Freeborn County, Minnesota and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Freeborn County Adult Detention Center? This guide tells you all about anything a person needs to know about Freeborn County Adult Detention Center,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Freeborn County Adult Detention Center? How to view Freeborn County Adult Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Freeborn County Adult Detention Center intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any tips or comments that could be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Freeborn County Adult Detention Center
411 South Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 507-377-5267
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Freeborn County Adult Detention Center you should go to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Freeborn County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information about anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in a different jail you should check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to go to your court date, and until then you are not permitted to leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its very simple to do. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on 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 the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical 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 get to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Freeborn County Adult Detention Center visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Freeborn County Adult Detention Center phone number is: 507-377-5267

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Freeborn County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Freeborn County Adult Detention Center
411 South Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Freeborn County Adult Detention Center
411 South Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007


The Freeborn County Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so you should review the the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Freeborn County court records are public records. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You can access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Freeborn County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Freeborn County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do a number of things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you are able to request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Freeborn County jail 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 them. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Freeborn County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Freeborn County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but you should know that you won’t find the street address, but rather the address 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 contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to the Freeborn County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • 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, in most cases will not learn if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the Freeborn County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Freeborn County,the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Freeborn County Adult Detention Center is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to 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 Freeborn County Adult Detention Center, 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 Freeborn County Adult Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The process for sending money to someone in jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official Freeborn County Adult Detention Center site 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 Freeborn County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Freeborn County Adult Detention Center, 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 Freeborn County Adult Detention Center

    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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 in Freeborn County Adult Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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