Le Sueur County Jail – Le Center, MN

Le Sueur County Jail is located in Le Sueur County, Minnesota and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for someone locked up at Le Sueur County Jail? This page gives you all about everything one might want to know about Le Sueur County Jail: Find an inmate at Le Sueur County Jail. How to view Le Sueur County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Le Sueur County Jail
88 South Park Ave.
Le Center, MN 56057

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (507) 357-8545
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Le Sueur County Jail you have to visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Le Sueur County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also get info about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is locked up at a different jail you can check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: Minnesota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the photograph that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can see them in person at the Le Sueur County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their full name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Le Sueur County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail 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 contact a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, such as your full name, home address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • 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 to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late. Just bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, 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 rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Le Sueur County Jail phone number is: (507) 357-8545

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Le Sueur County Jail
88 South Park Ave.
Le Center, MN 56057

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Le Sueur County Jail
88 South Park Ave.
Le Center, MN 56057


The mail policy at Le Sueur County Jail changes, so you should check the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Le Sueur County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the Le Sueur County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Le Sueur County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that presides on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are able to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you could be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Le Sueur County jail website or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by going to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but bear in mind that you can’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Le Sueur County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not find out if they had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Le Sueur County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Le Sueur County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Le Sueur County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to check the the Le Sueur County Jail website before you send funds 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 Le Sueur County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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