Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center – Saint Paul, MN

Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center is in Ramsey County and is the correctional facility for that area. Are you looking for someone in jail at Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. 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 thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center
425 Grove Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 651-266-9350
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 has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center you should click on their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Lookup is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another jail you should check our guide to other Minnesota jails: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center inmates can be found online, or you can view them at the Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center. When viewing online you have to input the inmate’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in these cases ask to use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us tips that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be put in the log for the inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 651-266-9350

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center is:

Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center
425 Grove Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center
425 Grove Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101


The Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center mail policy changes frequently, so you should check the the Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be 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 lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket and all of the documents in your case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Ramsey County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Ramsey County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you can request to have your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do so, you should access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Ramsey County jail website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Ramsey County jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Ramsey County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to the Ramsey County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful 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.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone has had any moving violations, like:

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

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Ramsey County,the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Ramsey County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Ramsey County Jail Adult 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 Ramsey County Jail Adult 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 process for sending funds to jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official website when 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 Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ramsey County Jail Adult 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 Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center

    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:

    • 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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Website
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Bail Amount Link

    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Mail Policy
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Inmate Search
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Warrant Inquiry Link
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Arrest Inquiry
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Send Money Procedure
    Ramsey County Jail Adult Detention Center Employment


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  1. karen moss says:

    ramsey county police dept still wont give me info on thugs that stole my truck,my belongings,said it wouldnt be in impound police lot for awhile due to other stolen items,yet it was in impound that evening!i was treated like dirt,police officer seeemed upset that i was notified by newport mn police officer,who have been wonderful and understanding!i can not afford to take my truck out that the officer in ramsey county says that wasnt mine!ya it is.undergoing 3rd fushion,n want my truck back free.shame on u ramsey county officer,the way u treated me on the phone.u chased these thugs that took my familys belongings,never called me,n now i want justice.karen moss whos very upset!i realize its a bigger city,but we lost everything.

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