Pipestone County Jail – Pipestone, MN

Pipestone County Jail is located in Pipestone County, MN and is the jail for the area. Know someone in jail at Pipestone County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Pipestone County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Pipestone County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pipestone County Jail
P.O. Box 220
Pipestone, MN 56164

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 507-825-6700
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Pipestone County Jail you have to navigate to their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Pipestone County Jail Inmate Locator has information on people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to find information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one may be in another county jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found online, or you can see them at the Pipestone County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Pipestone County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, 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, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, inmates at Pipestone County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Pipestone County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Pipestone County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Pipestone County

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did you have to wait? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that will help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring allowed items with you, for example your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so double-check the official Pipestone County Jail jail 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 . Calls made in jail are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Pipestone County Jail phone number is: 507-825-6700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Pipestone County Jail:

Pipestone County Jail
P.O. Box 220
Pipestone, MN 56164

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pipestone County Jail
P.O. Box 220
Pipestone, MN 56164


The mail policy at Pipestone County Jail can change, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

To read more about this, click: How to Find an Attorney in Pipestone County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are maintained at Pipestone County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Pipestone County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to get a copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to access the Pipestone County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pipestone County jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Pipestone County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Pipestone County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the Pipestone County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pipestone County,the Pipestone County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Pipestone County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Pipestone 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 Pipestone County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Pipestone County Jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the site before you send funds 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 Pipestone County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Pipestone 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 Pipestone 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:

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Pipestone County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your review:

    • Conditions in Pipestone County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Pipestone County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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