Sherburne County Jail – Elk River, MN

Sherburne County Jail is in Sherburne County and is the main jail for the county. Know someone locked up at Sherburne County Jail? This page tells you about anything related to Sherburne County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Sherburne County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Sherburne County court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to offer info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr Nw
Elk River, MN 55330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 763-765-3800
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Sherburne County Jail you will need to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Sherburne County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you can check our guide to other Minnesota jails: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can view them at the Sherburne County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Sherburne County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Sherburne County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total set so you can be released. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Sherburne County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some questions, such as your full legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Sherburne County Jail visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the jail 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 . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 763-765-3800

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected and read by staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Sherburne County Jail is:

Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr Nw
Elk River, MN 55330

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sherburne County Jail
13880 Business Center Dr Nw
Elk River, MN 55330


The mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are available at Sherburne County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Sherburne County court magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to go to the Sherburne County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Sherburne County court website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sherburne County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records online, or at the Sherburne County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Sherburne County,the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Sherburne County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Sherburne 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 Sherburne 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 money to jail inmates might change, so you should review the the Sherburne County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Sherburne County Jail

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

    • 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 Sherburne County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story About Sherburne County Jail

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