Cascade County Regional Detention Center – Great Falls, MT

Cascade County Regional Detention Center is located in Cascade County, Montana and is the main jail for the county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Cascade County Regional Detention Center? This page gives you all about anything one might want to know about Cascade County Regional Detention Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Cascade County Regional Detention Center intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cascade County Regional Detention Center
3800 Ulm North Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT 59404

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 406-454-6820
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Cascade County Regional Detention Center you need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Cascade County Regional Detention Center Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be in another county jail you should check the other Montana county jails in our Montana County Jail Guide: Montana County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is a photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched online, or you can see them at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you have to input their name, and the booking date, if you know 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 Cascade County Regional Detention Center site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners at Cascade County Regional Detention Center will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail 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 will have to call the Cascade County Regional Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Cascade County Regional Detention Center website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” 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 won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some simple questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Do you know any things that will help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Cascade County Regional Detention Center visitation procedures change often, so visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Cascade County Regional Detention Center phone number is: 406-454-6820

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Cascade County Regional Detention Center
3800 Ulm North Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT 59404

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cascade County Regional Detention Center
3800 Ulm North Frontage Road
Great Falls, MT 59404


The inmate mail policy at Cascade County Regional Detention Center changes, so visit the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in Cascade County. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on this subject, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Cascade County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All court records related to your case are maintained at the Cascade County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you can request to receive your own copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to 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 taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the Cascade County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cascade County,the 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

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Cascade County Regional Detention Center is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to 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 Cascade County Regional 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 Cascade County Regional 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 funds to inmates at Cascade County Regional Detention Center could change, so we suggest that you check the site 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cascade County Regional Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cascade County Regional 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 Cascade County Regional 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:

    • 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 incarcerated in Cascade County Regional Detention Center? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Cascade County Regional Detention Center.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Cascade County Regional Detention Center

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Cascade County Regional Detention Center

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Write your message below.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Cascade County Regional Detention Center


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