Itasca County Jail – Grand Rapids, MN

Itasca County Jail is located in Itasca County, Minnesota and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for somebody in Itasca County Jail? This page gives you information about anything one might want to know about Itasca County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Itasca County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Itasca County court information. And much, much 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. This guide is meant to give information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Itasca County Jail
440 1St Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218-327-2875
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Itasca County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Itasca County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to get information about anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another county jail you should check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Itasca County Jail. When viewing online you will have to put in the prisoner’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Itasca County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial 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 are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner in the Itasca County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on how serious your charges are. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the Itasca County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. To start with, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) 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, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is 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 so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep 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, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 218-327-2875

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail staff, and will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Itasca County Jail is:

Itasca County Jail
440 1St Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Itasca County Jail
440 1St Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


The mail policy at Itasca County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to review the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being 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 a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Minnesota State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Itasca County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records contain a case file with a docket and each of the documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access court records via 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 the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Itasca County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

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 even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Itasca County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate 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 believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Itasca County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind 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 name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not see the precise address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Itasca County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Itasca County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Itasca 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 Itasca 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 procedure to send money to people in jail changes, so it would be best to visit the site when send money 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Itasca County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Itasca 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 Itasca 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 a prisoner at Itasca County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then please tell us about it. Write about your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Itasca County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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