Wadena County Detention Facilit – Wadena, MN

Wadena County Detention Facilit is located in Wadena County, Minnesota and is the primary correctional facility for that area. Know someone locked up at Wadena County Detention Facilit? This guide gives you info about anything you might want to know about Wadena County Detention Facilit: Find an inmate at Wadena County Detention Facilit. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wadena County Detention Facilit
415 S. Jefferson St.
Wadena, MN 56482

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 218-631-7600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

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

In order to find out who is in jail at Wadena County Detention Facilit you should click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Wadena County Detention Facilit Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also find information for anyone processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be in a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. They will take one and one profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be found on the Wadena County Detention Facilit website, or you can view them at the Wadena County Detention Facilit. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Wadena County Detention Facilit site? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that your arrest record would 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.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the county.

Usually, inmates will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

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 return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total set in order for you to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Wadena County Detention Facilit site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it is easy. First, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will usually use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Wadena County Detention Facilit visitation procedures are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated altogether.

The Wadena County Detention Facilit phone number is: 218-631-7600

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Wadena County Detention Facilit is:

Wadena County Detention Facilit
415 S. Jefferson St.
Wadena, MN 56482

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wadena County Detention Facilit
415 S. Jefferson St.
Wadena, MN 56482


The Wadena County Detention Facilit inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Wadena County. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, admitted to the Minnesota State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

Wadena County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a court case file containing a docket sheet and each of the documents filed during your court case. You are able to access court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Wadena County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you can request to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date to report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just visit the Wadena County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you can’t get the street address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers 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 searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wadena County,the Wadena County Sheriff 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

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Wadena County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After 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 Wadena County Detention Facilit, 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 Wadena County Detention Facilit uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to Wadena County Detention Facilit inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official Wadena County Detention Facilit site when you send money 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 Wadena County Detention Facilit

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wadena County Detention Facilit, 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 Wadena County Detention Facilit

    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 at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down what you experienced so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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