Yellow Medicine County Jail – Granite Falls, MN

Yellow Medicine County Jail is located in Yellow Medicine County, MN and is the jail for that region. Know someone in Yellow Medicine County Jail? This site gives you about anything one might want to know about Yellow Medicine County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer info that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that could help others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Yellow Medicine County Jail
930 4Th St.
Granite Falls, MN 56241

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (320) 564-2130
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Yellow Medicine County Jail you need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Yellow Medicine County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get information for anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their inmate information quicker if you enter their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is locked up at a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in Minnesota


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshotes of Yellow Medicine County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Yellow Medicine County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Yellow Medicine County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a 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 must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you can’t leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Yellow Medicine County Jail will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to return to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you miss court, that person 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 have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman might use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some basic questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a discharge date, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Yellow Medicine County Jail visitation procedures change often, so double-check the official Yellow Medicine County Jail jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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, phone calls might get cut back or totally denied.

Phone Number: (320) 564-2130

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the jail staff, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Yellow Medicine County Jail:

Yellow Medicine County Jail
930 4Th St.
Granite Falls, MN 56241

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Yellow Medicine County Jail
930 4Th St.
Granite Falls, MN 56241


The mail policy changes, so be sure to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Yellow Medicine County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the 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 happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Yellow Medicine County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records related to your case are held at Yellow Medicine County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Yellow Medicine County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of this report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records on the Yellow Medicine County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. Keep in mind 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 Yellow Medicine County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as a court order. You can find these by going to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must 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 local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Yellow Medicine County,the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Department’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Yellow Medicine County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Yellow Medicine 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 Yellow Medicine 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 procedure to send money to Yellow Medicine County Jail inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Yellow Medicine County Jail website when you send any funds.

    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 Yellow Medicine County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Yellow Medicine 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 Yellow Medicine 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 been a prisoner in Yellow Medicine County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Yellow Medicine County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Yellow Medicine County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say Hello to people locked up at Yellow Medicine County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Yellow Medicine County Jail Website
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Inmate Search
    View Yellow Medicine County Jail Mugshots
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Bail Link

    Yellow Medicine County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Yellow Medicine County Jail
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Warrant Inquiry
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Arrests
    Yellow Medicine County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Jobs at Yellow Medicine County Jail


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