Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility – Glendive, MT

Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility is located in Dawson County, MT and is the jail for that area. Know somebody locked up at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility? This site will tell you about everything related to Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility,like the following: Find an inmate at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility. How to view Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility intake procedures. Court records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility
440 Colorado Blvd
Glendive, MT 59330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 406-377-7600
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility Inmate Search is a list of people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Montana county jail guide: Other County Jails in Montana


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is a picture that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may 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 are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility. If you’ve got the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, it’s really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that will help others to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine your bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake 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 there is one, you will be taken into jail custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should double-check the official jail site before you 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 . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 406-377-7600

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility:

Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility
440 Colorado Blvd
Glendive, MT 59330

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility
440 Colorado Blvd
Glendive, MT 59330


The inmate mail policy at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility changes frequently, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Dawson County court records are public records. They have a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Dawson County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Dawson County magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to ask to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the jail’s website, and search using:

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

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the Dawson County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Dawson County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered 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 can access these listings on the website, but you should know that you can’t get the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from other states. Go to the Dawson County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Dawson County,the Dawson County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top 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 the Dawson County jail is very scary, soon you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility, 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 Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility 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 funds to someone in jail can change, so it would be best to double check the the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility website before 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

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility, 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 Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility

    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 locked up in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Dawson County Adult Detention & Correction Facility?

    If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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