Olmsted County Detention Center – Rochester, MN

Olmsted County Detention Center is located in Olmsted County, Minnesota and is the jail for that area. Are you looking for someone at Olmsted County Detention Center? This page will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Olmsted County Detention Center: Find an inmate at Olmsted County Detention Center. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Olmsted County Detention Center
101 4Th St Se
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 507 328-6790
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Olmsted County Detention Center you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Olmsted County Detention Center Inmate Locator has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information about anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is at a different jail you will want to check our Minnesota county jail guide: Minnesota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Olmsted County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their legal name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Olmsted County Detention Center website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 must agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Olmsted County Detention Center will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

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 Olmsted County Detention Center. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s very simple to do. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman may require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Olmsted County Detention Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant 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 jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Olmsted County Detention Center frequently change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 507 328-6790

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Olmsted County Detention Center is:

Olmsted County Detention Center
101 4Th St Se
Rochester, MN 55904

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Olmsted County Detention Center
101 4Th St Se
Rochester, MN 55904


The Olmsted County Detention Center mail policy is always changing, so double check the official Olmsted County Detention Center site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on this subject, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Olmsted County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Olmsted County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file with a docket and every documents filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are kept at Olmsted County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and 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 a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To find this out just go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail 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 think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Olmsted County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Olmsted County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people 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 keep in mind that you will not see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Olmsted County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Olmsted County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Olmsted County,the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Olmsted County Detention Center is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After 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 Olmsted County Detention Center, 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 Olmsted County Detention Center 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 money to someone in jail at Olmsted County Detention Center is likely to change, so it would be best to check the site when you send money 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 Olmsted County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Olmsted County Detention Center, 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 Olmsted County Detention Center

    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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Olmsted County Detention Center?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions in Olmsted County Detention Center.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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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’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to someone from jail? Write your message below.

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