Kittson County Jail – Hallock, MN

Kittson County Jail is located in Kittson County, MN and is the correctional facility for this county. Know someone in jail at Kittson County Jail? This guide will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Kittson County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Kittson County Jail
410 5Th St S
Hallock, MN 56728

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218.843.3535
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who is in jail at Kittson County Jail you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Kittson County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Minnesota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Kittson County Jail website, or you can see them at the Kittson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to input the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Kittson County Jail site? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you will not be permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, inmates are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the Kittson County Jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. 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 don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Kittson County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed 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 shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will be freed. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring required items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Kittson County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you check the official Kittson County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Kittson County Jail phone number is: 218.843.3535

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Kittson County Jail, use this address:

Kittson County Jail
410 5Th St S
Hallock, MN 56728

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kittson County Jail
410 5Th St S
Hallock, MN 56728


The Kittson County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney in Kittson County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They include a file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Kittson County website, or at the Kittson County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records associated with your court case are kept at the Kittson County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Kittson County court magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check court records on the Kittson County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. 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 name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but you should know that you won’t get the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Kittson County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kittson County,the Kittson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Kittson County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Kittson 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 Kittson 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official Kittson County Jail site when you send any funds.

    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 Kittson County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kittson 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 Kittson 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 at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Need to say wassup to someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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