Roseau County Jail – Roseau, MN

Roseau County Jail is located in Roseau County, Minnesota and is the correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Roseau County Jail? This site gives you info about everything a person needs to know about Roseau County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate. How to view Roseau County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Roseau County Jail
604 5Th Av Sw
Roseau, MN 56751

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218-463-1421
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is incarcerated and need to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who is in jail at Roseau County Jail you should click on their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Roseau County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested, which includes status, bail amount, and times you can visit. You can find info about anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be at another jail you should check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Minnesota Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photo taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Roseau County Jail inmates can be found on the Roseau County Jail website, or you can see them at the Roseau County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Roseau County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, 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 removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to show up for court, and you must not leave town.

Usually, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Roseau County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

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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
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they find one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring necessary items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered into the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Roseau County Jail change often, so make sure that you visit the official site before you go.

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 much pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, 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 jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

The Roseau County Jail phone number is: 218-463-1421

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not mail anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Roseau County Jail
604 5Th Av Sw
Roseau, MN 56751

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roseau County Jail
604 5Th Av Sw
Roseau, MN 56751


The Roseau County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to review the official Roseau County Jail site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer in Roseau County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law in Minnesota.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Roseau County 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 have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Roseau County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining a sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you need to access the Roseau County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants online or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. 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 a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Roseau County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Roseau County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you will not see the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roseau County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Roseau County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Roseau 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 Roseau 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so we suggest that you review the the Roseau County Jail website before you send money 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Roseau County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Roseau 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 Roseau County Jail

    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:

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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