Redwood County Jail – Redwood Falls, MN

Redwood County Jail is in Redwood County and is the primary jail for that area. Know somebody in Redwood County Jail? This site gives you info about everything related to Redwood County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Redwood County Jail
303 E 3Rd Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 507-637-4036
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

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

To search who’s in jail at Redwood County Jail you will have to go to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Redwood County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is at a different jail you should check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: Minnesota County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake picture, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Redwood County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Redwood County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Redwood County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner 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 bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Redwood County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you check the official site before you 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 costly than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Redwood County Jail phone number is: 507-637-4036

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Redwood County Jail:

Redwood County Jail
303 E 3Rd Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Redwood County Jail
303 E 3Rd Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283


The inmate mail policy at Redwood County Jail changes often, so we suggest that you check the the Redwood County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Redwood County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records via the internet service, or by going to the Redwood County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees 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 rules on your case. Magistrates do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and 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 you might be given a date that you must report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Redwood County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are 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 or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t find out if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people 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 has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Redwood County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Redwood County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required 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 Redwood 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 Redwood 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 procedure to send money to someone in jail at Redwood County Jail changes, so you should check the official Redwood County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail 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 Redwood County Jail

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

    • 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 locked up in Redwood County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? 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? Trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. mikey says:

    hello i just want to comment about jail..it sucks!!! but if you do find yourself going to jail it is best to be patient..i know this is very hard under the circumstances but i know from experience that the more you interupt the booking process the longer it will take…also try to be respectful, again this is really hard to do but the worse you treat the jailers the harder they will be on you…so if i have learned anything about jail….it is to stay out!!!!!

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