Koochiching County Jail – International Falls, MN

Koochiching County Jail is in Koochiching County, MN and is the jail for this area. Looking for somebody in jail at Koochiching County Jail? This page tells you information about everything you might need to know about Koochiching County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Koochiching County Jail
715 4Th St,
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218 283-1140
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 need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Koochiching County Jail you have to go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Koochiching County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find info for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you will want to check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: Minnesota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Koochiching County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Koochiching County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Koochiching County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter their name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Koochiching County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates at Koochiching County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever posted 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 must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Koochiching County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it’s easy. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Koochiching County Jail

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any tips that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so check the official Koochiching County Jail jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 218 283-1140

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required 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 delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Koochiching County Jail
715 4Th St,
International Falls, MN 56649

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Koochiching County Jail
715 4Th St,
International Falls, MN 56649


The mail policy at Koochiching County Jail changes, so you should review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are held at the Koochiching County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. They do several different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to get a copy of this report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, 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, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should know 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, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Koochiching County,the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Koochiching County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Koochiching 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 Koochiching 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 money to inmates at Koochiching County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the the Koochiching County Jail website 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 Koochiching County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Koochiching 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 Koochiching 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 locked up at Koochiching County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Koochiching County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Koochiching County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Write your message below.

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