Scott County Jail – Shakopee, MN

Scott County Jail is in Scott County and is the jail for this area. Know somebody in jail at Scott County Jail? This guide gives you all about everything you might need to know about Scott County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Scott County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Scott County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you information and tips that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Scott County Jail
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 952-496-8314
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

To search who is in jail at Scott County Jail you should visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Scott County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can find information for anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get the information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you can look here, too: Other County Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the Scott County Jail website, or you can see them at the Scott County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Scott County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until that date you can’t travel out of the county.

Usually, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s easy. First of all, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept a personal 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 your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the discharge date, you should expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you double-check the official Scott County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

The Scott County Jail phone number is: 952-496-8314

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Scott County Jail
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Scott County Jail
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN 55379


The mail policy at Scott County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Minnesota State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Scott 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 include a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access your court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Scott County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into 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 some you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the Scott County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. 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 know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to find the actual address, just the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Scott County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. Go to the Scott County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

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

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Scott County,the Scott County 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 being incarcerated in Scott County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will 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 Scott 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 Scott 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 funds to inmates at Scott County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the the Scott County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Scott County Jail

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

    • 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 at Scott County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Scott County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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  1. Angela says:

    Bill Looking to see if your moved over yet.
    Love you

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