Mahnomen County Jail – Mahnomen, MN

Mahnomen County Jail is in Mahnomen County, Minnesota and is the primary jail for this region. Know someone incarcerated at Mahnomen County Jail? This guide gives you all about anything you might want to know about Mahnomen County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Mahnomen County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mahnomen County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557-0379

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 218-935-5669
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who is in jail at Mahnomen County Jail you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Mahnomen County Jail Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you will want to look here: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can view them at the Mahnomen County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Mahnomen County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, your bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

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

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, its really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out 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 process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that will help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late to report. Only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Mahnomen County Jail are always changing, so you should visit the official site before you visit an inmate.

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 typically pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: 218-935-5669

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, 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 Mahnomen County Jail:

Mahnomen County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557-0379

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mahnomen County Jail
311 N. Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557-0379


The Mahnomen County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to review the official Mahnomen County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in Mahnomen County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are maintained at the Mahnomen County Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. They do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to get a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Mahnomen County jail website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information on the website, but remember that you will not be able to find the actual address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

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

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Mahnomen County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Mahnomen County jail is very scary, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen 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 inmates could change, so you should visit the site when 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Mahnomen County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mahnomen 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 Mahnomen 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 a prisoner in Mahnomen County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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