Mcleod County Jail – Glencoe, MN

Mcleod County Jail is located in McLeod County, Minnesota and is the main jail for that region. Know someone incarcerated at Mcleod County Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Mcleod County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Mcleod County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mcleod County Jail
801 East 10Th Street
Glencoe, MN 55336

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 320-864-5191
Fax Number:

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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 want to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who is in jail at Mcleod County Jail you have to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Mcleod County Jail Inmate Roster has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get info for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information quicker if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Minnesota County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Mcleod County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Mcleod County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Mcleod County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set by the 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 are released you must promise to go to your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Mcleod County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail 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 Mcleod County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Mcleod County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you have any things that might help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it can depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Mcleod County Jail frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official Mcleod County Jail jail site before you 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 . These phone calls are typically more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear 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 altogether.

Phone Number: 320-864-5191

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Mcleod County Jail is:

Mcleod County Jail
801 East 10Th Street
Glencoe, MN 55336

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mcleod County Jail
801 East 10Th Street
Glencoe, MN 55336


The Mcleod County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Mcleod County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system in McLeod County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

McLeod County court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your case in court. They do many different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to see a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the McLeod County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the McLeod County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the McLeod County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these 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 on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they had:

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

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the McLeod County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In McLeod County,the McLeod County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the McLeod County jail is very scary, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to 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 Mcleod 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 Mcleod 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 money to Mcleod County Jail inmates is likely to change, so it would be best to review the the Mcleod County Jail website before 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 Mcleod County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mcleod 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 Mcleod 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 been locked up at Mcleod County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Mcleod County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Mcleod County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

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