Kandiyohi County Jail – Willmar, MN

Kandiyohi County Jail is in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know somebody at Kandiyohi County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything a person needs to know about Kandiyohi County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Kandiyohi County Jail. How to view Kandiyohi County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kandiyohi County Jail
2201 23Rd St. Ne.
Willmar, MN 56201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 320-214-6700
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Kandiyohi County Jail you need to go to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Kandiyohi County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anybody booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be incarcerated at 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 called a jail booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the Kandiyohi County Jail website, or you can view them at the Kandiyohi County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Kandiyohi County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners in the Kandiyohi County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Kandiyohi County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person 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 don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Kandiyohi County

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and have a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Kandiyohi County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 320-214-6700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Kandiyohi County Jail is:

Kandiyohi County Jail
2201 23Rd St. Ne.
Willmar, MN 56201

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kandiyohi County Jail
2201 23Rd St. Ne.
Willmar, MN 56201


The Kandiyohi County Jail mail policy is always changing, so visit the the Kandiyohi County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You may be 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 can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Kandiyohi County court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed. You can access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Kandiyohi County magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your case in court. Magistrates do many different things, such as setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to have a copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to 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?

To do this, just visit the Kandiyohi County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Kandiyohi County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You can 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 maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Kandiyohi County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kandiyohi County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Kandiyohi County Jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

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

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Kandiyohi County Jail can change, so it would be best to double check the official Kandiyohi County Jail site before you send money 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kandiyohi County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Kandiyohi County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions in Kandiyohi County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Kandiyohi County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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