Lac Qui Parle County Jail – Madison, MN

Lac Qui Parle County Jail is in Lac Qui Parle County, MN and is the main correctional facility for this area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Lac Qui Parle County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything related to Lac Qui Parle County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Lac Qui Parle County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Lac Qui Parle County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Lac Qui Parle County Jail
600 6Th Street
Madison, MN 56256

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 320-598-3720
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to see who is in jail at Lac Qui Parle County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Lac Qui Parle County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can find the same information about anyone processed or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can check our Minnesota county jail guide: List of all jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photograph, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Lac Qui Parle County Jail website, or you can view them at the Lac Qui Parle County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Lac Qui Parle County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the different 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

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t leave town.

Usually, prisoners will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the Lac Qui Parle County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Lac Qui Parle County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that could help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items with you, for example a driver’s license or even photo 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 give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will go in the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so make sure that you double-check the official Lac Qui Parle County Jail jail site before you try to 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 more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Lac Qui Parle County Jail phone number is: 320-598-3720

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Lac Qui Parle County Jail:

Lac Qui Parle County Jail
600 6Th Street
Madison, MN 56256

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lac Qui Parle County Jail
600 6Th Street
Madison, MN 56256


The Lac Qui Parle County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Lac Qui Parle County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely 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 are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Lac Qui Parle County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lac Qui Parle County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. They do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Lac Qui Parle County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Lac Qui Parle County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered 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 of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, just 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 containing a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Lac Qui Parle County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Lac Qui Parle County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive 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 the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if that person has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lac Qui Parle County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Lac Qui Parle County Jail is very scary, soon you will settle into the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Lac Qui Parle 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 Lac Qui Parle 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 people in jail changes, so check the 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Lac Qui Parle County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lac Qui Parle 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 Lac Qui Parle 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Lac Qui Parle County Jail

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