Sibley County Jail – Gaylord, MN

Sibley County Jail is located in Sibley County and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Sibley County Jail? This page gives you about anything related to Sibley County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Sibley County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you need to make the process easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Sibley County Jail
419 Harrison St
Gaylord, MN 55334

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 507-237-4337
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to look up who is in jail at Sibley County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sibley County Jail Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to check the other Minnesota county jails in our Minnesota County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sibley County Jail inmates can be seen on the Sibley County Jail website, or you can see them at the Sibley County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Sibley County Jail website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the area.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, that person 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. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Sibley County Jail website.

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 easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate 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, or you just can’t afford it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Sibley County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about 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 break the jail rules, phone privileges may be limited or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Sibley County Jail phone number is: 507-237-4337

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Sibley County Jail:

Sibley County Jail
419 Harrison St
Gaylord, MN 55334

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sibley County Jail
419 Harrison St
Gaylord, MN 55334


The mail policy at Sibley County Jail can change, so visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on this subject, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Minnesota State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file containing a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed. You can access your court records via the Sibley County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Sibley County magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to have your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should go to the Sibley County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the Sibley County court website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sibley County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t see the actual address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not be able to see if they has had:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the Sibley County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sibley County,the Sibley County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Sibley County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Sibley 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 Sibley 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail at Sibley County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Sibley County Jail site before send money 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 Sibley County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Sibley 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 Sibley 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

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

    Things you could write in your review:

    • Conditions in Sibley County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. roseana j. says:

    Good morning! Thanks to all that have been nice to joshua m. You all have made a difference in his life. Jailer jeff ~ taught him back excersices. Thanks jeff for taking the time to do that. John explained the policies to joshua on a timely manner. Thanks to all!!

    Sincerely,
    Rose

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