Wright County Jail – Buffalo, MN

Wright County Jail is in Wright County, MN and is the correctional facility for the region. Looking for someone incarcerated at Wright County Jail? This site tells you about anything you might need to know about Wright County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Wright County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Wright County Jail
3800 Braddock Ave Ne
Buffalo, MN 55313

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (763) 682-1162
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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 locate them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Wright County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Wright County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anybody processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be in another jail you should look here, too: Minnesota County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Wright County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can see them in person at the Wright County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input their name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Wright County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates in the Wright County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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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
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you use the phone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so check the official Wright County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: (763) 682-1162

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it 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 Wright County Jail is:

Wright County Jail
3800 Braddock Ave Ne
Buffalo, MN 55313

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Wright County Jail
3800 Braddock Ave Ne
Buffalo, MN 55313


The inmate mail policy at Wright County Jail is always changing, so be sure to visit the official Wright County Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys, members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Wright County court records are a matter of public record. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records relating to your case are held at the Wright County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you need to query the Wright County jail website, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Wright County jail website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Wright County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wright County,the Wright County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Wright County Jail is very scary, eventually you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After 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 Wright 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 Wright 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 is likely to change, so it would be best to review the the Wright County Jail website when you send funds to an inmate 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Wright County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wright 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 Wright County Jail

    Requirements:

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


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    Family Resources

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

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

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    Victim Resources

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

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Wright County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you could include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Wright County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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