Pine County Jail – Pine City, MN

Pine County Jail is located in Pine County, MN and is the main correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone in jail at Pine County Jail? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Pine County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Pine County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Pine County Jail
Suite 130, 35 Northridge Drive Nw
Pine City, MN 55063

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 320-629-8400
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Pine County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Pine County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can get info about anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another county jail you can check our Minnesota county jail guide: Other County Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake picture, is a photograph taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Pine County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Pine County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Pine County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Pine County Jail website? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, a prisoner at Pine County Jail are given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Pine County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, 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 it is, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, 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 amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Pine County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you visit the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must 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, phone privileges may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 320-629-8400

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Pine County Jail
Suite 130, 35 Northridge Drive Nw
Pine City, MN 55063

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pine County Jail
Suite 130, 35 Northridge Drive Nw
Pine City, MN 55063


The Pine County Jail inmate mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official Pine County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Pine County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are held at the Pine County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Pine County magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Pine County jail website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Pine County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you will not see the actual address, but only the block that 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 contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Pine County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not learn if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Pine County,the Pine County Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Pine County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Pine 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 Pine 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 someone in jail at Pine County Jail changes, so be sure to check 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

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Pine County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pine 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 Pine 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 incarcerated at Pine County Jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Pine County Jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Pine County Jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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