Mille Lacs County Jail – Milaca, MN

Mille Lacs County Jail is in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody locked up in Mille Lacs County Jail? This site tells you about anything related to Mille Lacs County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Mille Lacs County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Mille Lacs County Jail
640 3Rd Street Se
Milaca, MN 56353

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 320-983-8450
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Mille Lacs County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Mille Lacs County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, including status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for may be at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Other County Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Mille Lacs County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Mille Lacs County Jail. When viewing online you have to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Mille Lacs County Jail site? This is difficult, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that your arrest record will 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 many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re arrested and put in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, 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 Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved 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, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
The Mille Lacs County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official Mille Lacs County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 320-983-8450

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Mille Lacs County Jail
640 3Rd Street Se
Milaca, MN 56353

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Mille Lacs County Jail
640 3Rd Street Se
Milaca, MN 56353


The Mille Lacs County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to review the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Mille Lacs County. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file with a docket and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the Mille Lacs County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Mille Lacs County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. They do different functions, such as setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to see your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should go to the Mille Lacs County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Mille Lacs County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Mille Lacs County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the exact address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • 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, in most cases will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Mille Lacs County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Mille Lacs County Jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Mille Lacs 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 Mille Lacs 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 inmates at Mille Lacs County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to visit the the Mille Lacs County Jail website when you send money to an inmate there.

    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 Mille Lacs County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Mille Lacs 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 Mille Lacs 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:

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at Mille Lacs County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If you have, then please write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Write a review about Mille Lacs County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Speak Your Mind

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to find someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Say Wassup


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  1. charles p says:

    When i was there certain guards had a blind eye to things. And one bad touch seargent m

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