Isanti County Jail – Cambridge, MN

Isanti County Jail is located in Isanti County, Minnesota and is the main correctional facility for this area. Do you know someone in Isanti County Jail? This site tells you about everything one might want to know about Isanti County Jailsuch as the following: Find an inmate at Isanti County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Isanti County Jail
509 18Th Avenue Sw
Cambridge, MN 55008

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (763) 689-2141
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to find them?

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

Inmate Lookup

The Isanti County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Minnesota jails: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Isanti County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the person’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Isanti County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, prisoners will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Isanti County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Isanti County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy. First, figure out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Isanti County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put in the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Isanti County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (763) 689-2141

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must write the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Isanti County Jail
509 18Th Avenue Sw
Cambridge, MN 55008

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Isanti County Jail
509 18Th Avenue Sw
Cambridge, MN 55008


The inmate mail policy at Isanti County Jail can change, so be sure to visit the official Isanti County Jail site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You can access court records using the online service, or by going to the Isanti County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. They do many different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you should request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should access the Isanti County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Isanti County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, usually won’t discover if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Isanti County,the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Isanti County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get 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 Isanti 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 Isanti 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 inmates at Isanti County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the official Isanti County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Isanti County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Isanti 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 Isanti 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:

    • 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 this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Isanti County Jail


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