Todd County Detention Center – Long Prairie, MN

Todd County Detention Center is in Todd County, MN and is the correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for somebody in jail at Todd County Detention Center? This site tells you info about everything you might need to know about Todd County Detention Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Todd County Detention Center mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you info you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Todd County Detention Center
115 3Rd St. S.
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (320) 732-6215
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

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

To search who’s in jail at Todd County Detention Center you will have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Todd County Detention Center Inmate List is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can get info about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at another jail you can look here: Other Jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the Todd County Detention Center website, or you can view them at the Todd County Detention Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest 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 erased from the Todd County Detention Center site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Todd County Detention Center. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use 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 for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • 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 takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You have to answer some questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, please tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us things that could help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get released. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge still needs to figure out your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should review the official Todd County Detention Center jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions 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 phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Todd County Detention Center phone number is: (320) 732-6215

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Todd County Detention Center, use this address:

Todd County Detention Center
115 3Rd St. S.
Long Prairie, MN 56347

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Todd County Detention Center
115 3Rd St. S.
Long Prairie, MN 56347


The inmate mail policy at Todd County Detention Center changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the the Todd County Detention Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find an Attorney in Todd County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Todd County court records are public records. Court records include a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

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

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Todd County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When 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, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Todd County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these by going to the Todd County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from another state. 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 different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Todd County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Todd County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Todd County Detention Center, 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 Todd County Detention Center 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 someone in jail at Todd County Detention Center is always changing, so visit the the Todd County Detention Center website when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Todd County Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Todd County Detention Center, 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 Todd County Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Todd County Detention Center?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Todd County Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say wassup to people locked up at Todd County Detention Center


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